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Twenty years after Queen Elizabeth II requested a star-spangled banner be played outside Buckingham Palace in solidarity with the United States, the day after 9/11, the American anthem once again marked the 20th anniversary of the attacks. played for.

The national anthem of the United States is played outside Windsor Castle at the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Saturday.

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Queen Elizabeth honors 9/11 victims as Britain celebrates 20th anniversary

In 2001, the day after the 9/11 attacks, the Queen broke tradition by requesting guards to play the anthem outside Buckingham Palace. After the United States, the United Kingdom lost the most civilians on 9/11, with 67 killed.

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America’s representative in Britain thanked the emperor for his tribute.

“Today, I am honored to hear once again the guard play of The Star-Spangled Banner at Windsor Castle,” said Ambassador Philip T. Interim char d’affaires in Riker, UK tweeted. “I thank Her Majesty for this special tribute.”

On Saturday, Her Majesty also issued a statement to President Biden paying tribute to those killed in the terrorist attack.

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“As we mark the 20th anniversary of the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001, my thoughts and prayers – and those of my family and the nation as a whole – remain with the victims, survivors and families as well as first responders. and rescuers were called on duty,” he said.

In her statement, the Queen referred to her 2010 visit to the World Trade Center and said that the visit is “steadily held in my memory.”

“It reminds me that as we honor those from many countries, religions and backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determination of the communities that joined together to rebuild, ” He said.