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15 years ago, Queen Elizabeth broke the rules in order to support Americans after 9/11. 2997 people lost their lives that day, and over 6000 people experienced some form of injury. In many ways, it seems just like yesterday, yet in others, it seems a lifetime ago.
What happened that day was something beyond assimilation and not just the nation but entire world agonized with America. This was one of the most daunting events in the history of not only America but the world. The financial disruption does not help to describe the sheer magnitude of it. Many countries paid their respect to the United States, but England, in particular, stood out in the way. Queen Elizabeth ordered the Queen's Guard to break daily protocol and pay tribute to the United States.
There was a feeling of convalescence everywhere.
A firefighter broke down after the world Trade Center buildings collapsed, and also two hijacked airplanes slammed into the twin towers after the terrorist attack. This symbolizes what the Americans were going through at that time.
There was so many unanswered questions and a feeling of helplessness everywhere.
The attacks of Sept. 11 floored the world, the shock translated to sympathy quickly in France. Countries all over the world offered their support in all the ways they could. The Leaders of the world wanted to send the message of unity and solidarity.
When the ship came up alongside, they saw the entire crew of the German ship manning the rails and dressed in blues.They had made up a sign that was displayed on the side that read "We Stand By You".
In Beijing, U.S. ambassador to China Gary Locke and his family gathered at the U.S. embassy with flowers and wreaths.
The queen of England showed one of the most heart-rending gestures a couple of days after the attack.
The day made such an impact on the lives of people that they will forever recall it with uncanny precision about what exactly happened.
"The Star Spangled Banner" was ordered to be played by Queen Elizabeth II, for the first time ever. It was really touching what she did that day. What a great gesture!
The day left cracks in the hearts of people. It is not enough to comprehend what was really happening. The people were silent initially but then sang the words and wept. It will always be a constant reminder of the dark day in the hearts of people till they are alive.