Not A Poet
I received this email from an Oklahoma lady who is currently visiting family in London. I would like to share it with all of you also.
The most amazing thing happened today. We went to the Changing of the Guards in front of Buckingham Palace. (I can see the palace out the window from the bed.) The guard changes every other day, on odd days, so this was the first ceremony since the attack. It was unusually crowded. When the band passed by and entered the palace grounds beyond the gate, they began playing the Star Spangled Banner. Much of the crowd (the Americans) started singing. We sang, too, of course. Many of us were crying before it was over. Then there was a moment of silence.
I am watching the local news, and there was footage of the Changing of the Guard today. It was a special ceremony ordered by the Queen to show support of America. I couldn't find myself in the crowd, but I could see the hundreds of people singing and crying. It was so moving. The Queen is returning to London today. She cut short her holiday to attend a memorial service at Westminster Abbey tomorrow for the victims.