Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Her Majesty Honours Canada's War Dead

Canada's high commissioner to the UK described the Queen's tribute in London as a touching moment. “It was extremely moving watching the names scroll down very slowly ... there was absolute silence,”

The Queen honoured Canada's war dead from the Great War today as a high-tech vigil paying tribute to some 68,000 fallen Canadians flickered onto a wall in London's celebrated Trafalgar Square.

The Duke of Edinburgh was also among those who gathered to watch the international debut of Vigile 1914-1918 Vigil, a Canadian-made dusk-to-dawn tribute that features a nightly display of the names of the fallen veterans.

The ceremony began with darkness falling on London amid the piercing notes of The Last Post, played by a lone bugler.

“Long may we all remember the multitude of Canadians, and indeed all of those who laid down their lives to defend the lives of others,” the Queen, a maple leaf brooch on her coat, told the crowd gathered at Canada House.

2 comments:

Shaftesbury said...

God save the Queen.

Matthew Rae said...

Great tribute. National War Monument is here: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=memorials/memcan/national#