Yesterday the world learned that Queen Elizabeth ll passed away at the age of 96.
Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in 1926, Elizabeth was not only the most famous woman in the world, but greatly beloved, in many nations.
Here in America, we have a complicated relationship with the British Monarchy, seeing as our nation declared our independence from British tyranny in 1776, but as is custom of America, when our allies are in danger, we have historically fought world wars overseas to save Western Civilization.
Lost in the massive outpouring of tribute, is Elizabeth's brave character as a young Princess during the darkest days of World War ll for England, when the Royal Family refused to flee England as Nazi Germany bombed London during the Blitz.
In June 1945, just after World War ll ended in the European Theatre, Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a speech to the UK Parliament, where he said:
So even as I proclaim my undying Americanism, I am bold enough and exceedingly proud to claim the basis of kinship to you of London.
And this is how some Americans are feeling today, as the nation mourns the loss of the worldly Queen Elizabeth ll.
Magazine sales are likely going to soar in the next few weeks as Queen Elizabeth commemorative issues hit the newsstands.
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