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In Memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II

on September 9, 2022
(Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Eastman, 1953)

Today, we mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Whatever people may think of monarchy, royalty, and the ruling classes, one thing is certain: Queen Elizabeth was a strong, stable, and enduring presence on the international stage. She was a remarkable woman who helped to guide the British nation through World War II as a war-time princess and the economic struggles of the aftermath as its Queen. For decades, she has been a beloved symbol of British strength and determination. She WAS Great Britain, and her passing begs the question: what happens now?

The Queen will not be forgotten. She will live on in the hearts and minds of her people. She will continue to be a symbol of strength and endurance as Great Britain continues to evolve as an independent nation and her people grapple with ongoing issues.

O God, give rest to this beloved soul, this strong woman, who dedicated her life to her beloved nation and her beloved people. May you richly reward her for her service to You and to others on this earth. Amen.

(Personal Note: I will not be posting on Monday because my husband is having knee surgery. Thanks!)

Dawn Pisturino

September 9, 2022

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30 responses to “In Memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II

  1. aparna12 says:

    A very sad day in the Global History. Her Royal Highness was an inspiration to many. RIP 🙏.
    All the best for your husband’s knee surgery and wishing him a speedy recovery. 🌹🌹🌹

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  2. I know little of her. Not enough to condemn or belittle. To be a Monarch I’d think would be a curse, hogtied and hamstrung, and more a figurehead than a prime mover. That said: what a cool headed eulogy you have.

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  3. Ingrid says:

    A worthy memorial! As for your question, ‘What happens now?’ I think this may be the end of Britain as we know it. Let’s wait and see…

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  4. GP says:

    She is with her Prince.

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  5. In many ways, the Queen lived a very inspiring life. May she rest in peace.

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  6. kvbclarke says:

    Simply a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman, monarch, and leader. I treasure this woman’s strength and sense of duty.
    May your husband’s knee surgery go easily and healing be quick!

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  7. Jeff Flesch says:

    A lovely tribute, Dawn. All my best to your hubby for Monday!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Robert J Jr. says:

    Thoughtful and loving Dawn!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Kally says:

    A very lovely tribute. Thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

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  11. tallisman says:

    May the Monarchy live on in King Charles. I don’t want to live in any other version of the UK!

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  12. Well said. May she find peace and rest, her work here done.

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  13. Yves Broeckx says:

    Such an amazing woman, and what a life…

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