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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Queen Elizabeth II during the Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph at The Cenotaph on November 08, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Everyone has their favorite memories of Queen Elizabeth.  Mine is the way she comforted our nation during one of our darkest hours.

Two days after 9/11, during the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, the queen ordered the Coldstream Guards to play the Star Spangled Banner.  The extraordinary gesture broke tradition dating back to the 1600s, and was carried out as a way to comfort Americans who were stranded in London after the attacks.

This video from a 2001 ABC World News Tonight broadcast is definitely worth the watch.