Queen Defies Islamic Terrorists
The Queen defied the threat of terrorist attack yesterday to ride down the Mall in an open-top Range Rover at the head of veterans of the Second World War. Against the backdrop of the London bombings, she made her gesture in front of a crowd of 250,000 people as Britain celebrated the 60th anniversary of the end of the war. Earlier, when referring to the attacks during a speech in Horse Guards, she invoked the courage of the wartime generation.
It does not surprise me that, during the present difficult days for London, people turn to the example set by that generation of resilience, humour, sustained courage, often under conditions of great deprivation," she said.
That example and those memories should be kept alive by younger generations as they in their turn strive to keep the peace in our troubled world.