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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/13/2001 2:34:05 PM EDT
During the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace they played OUR national anthem instead of theirs today. WOW.
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 2:41:01 PM EDT
But they are the same, they just have different words... Just kidding.
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 2:46:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 3:16:22 PM EDT
They played The Star Spangled Banner.
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 4:05:59 PM EDT
You know, that was a nice touch. Thanks Great Britain. M4-AK
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 4:11:29 PM EDT
I think we posted at the same time. I saw it as well. The wife and I stood and shed a few tears as we watched them play, sing and cry. It's the first I've heard the Star Spangled Banner since the attack. I've always found it hard to hold back the tears whenever I sing that song. I'm not sure I'll be able to from now on.
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 4:55:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kpel308: My Country 'tis of Thee and God Save the Queen ate the ones that you're thinking about, methinks. Though, if they played the Star Spangled Banner, my hats off to them. I didn't see it, so I wouldn't know. Semper Fi! Ken Little
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Ken, the melody to the Star-Spangled Banner is actually from an old English drinking song, called "An Anacreon to Heaven".
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 4:56:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 4:59:13 PM EDT
I saw it and it WAS our national anthem. There wasn't a dry eye in the crowd, nor was there in my house. I was deeply moved.
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 6:35:33 PM EDT
Many thanks to our British friends
Link Posted: 9/13/2001 6:45:24 PM EDT
I almost got choked up when that was on television. It's good to know we've got friends. Mike
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