Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A Video for the 4th

In searching YouTube for an appropriate video to put up for the 4th, this one touched me the most. It is a film of the Queen's Guards outside Buckingham Palace, ordered to play the United States National Anthem, the day after 9/11, to show the country's sympathy with America, and to comfort the many U.S. citizens who had congregated outside of the palace gates after learning their flights home were cancelled. I think this is especially moving in light of the recent terror attacks in the U.K.

2 comments:

Cygnus said...

Good selection. And we need to stand with the British, even as we celebrate the day we declared our independence of them.

4HisChurch said...

Exactly!

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