Great Britain honors the USA on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

This made me cry – just as it did when the Queen’s guard played it in 2001 at Buckingham Palace.


In a break from traditional protocol, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain ordered the change to the daily ceremonial parade to show solidarity with the United States in the wake of the 9-11 attacks. Prince Andrew, representing his mother, was joined by the US ambassador to Britain, William Farish, for the 45-minute ceremony.

As the band of the Coldstream Guards began the US national anthem hundreds in the crowd sang along while others wept, before observing a two-minute silence.

An incredible moment for both nations

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7 Responses to Great Britain honors the USA on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

  1. Pa Hermit says:

    Brought a tear to my eyes. God Bless the Queen! (Dah dah dit dah) The letter Q in morse code. The horn blowing for a RR crossing is Q, the Brits started it many many moons ago with a ship carrying the queen would blow the Q to indicate they had the Right-of-Way with her aboard.

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  2. stella says:

    As beautiful as this tribute is, I can’t help but remember that our Star Spangled Banner was written during a primary battle in the war of 1812, in which the USA defeated the British once and for all.

    How far our two nations have come!

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  3. stella says:

    This is a better version of the 2001 Buckingham Palace ceremony:

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