Remembering 9/11 and Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth Visiting Ground Zero - 2010

( – With Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom passing away during the same week Americans mourn the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Fox News published a piece recalling how the Queen paid her respects on several occasions to those who died on September 11, 2001.

As Fox News recalls in, “Queen Elizabeth II broke tradition after 9/11 terror attacks to show solidarity with US”:

“Queen Elizabeth II made an unprecedented move in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

“Two days after Americans were left stunned by the deadliest terror attacks in the country’s history on September 11, 2001, the British monarch, who died on Thursday at the age of 96, broke tradition to show solidarity with the shaken nation.

“The monarch directed the band of the Coldstream Guards to play the “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in order to pay tribute to the lives that were lost on that tragic day.”

But that was not all. Additionally, the Queen:

  • The following day she attended a service of remembrance at St. Paul’s Cathedral. She ordered that “The Star-Spangled Banner” be played and was pictured wiping away a tear as the thousands of church-goers who attended the service sang along.
  • In 2010, the Queen traveled to New York City for the first time since 1957 and visited Ground Zero, the site where the Twin Towers fell.

    On the 20th anniversary of September 11th in 2021, the Queen again asked that the American national anthem be played during the Changing of the Guard.

Just last year, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Queen said the following:

“As we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrible attacks on 11th September 2001, my thoughts and prayers – and those of my family and the entire nation – remain with the victims, survivors, and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty. My visit to the site of the World Trade Center in 2010 is held fast in my memory. It reminds me that as we honor those from many nations, faiths, and backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determination of the communities who joined together to rebuild.”

The complete piece by Fox News can be viewed by clicking HERE.