A Week of Remembering – A Queen Speaks


“I cannot lead you into battle.  I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”

“The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.”

“In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognize how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.”

Queen Elizabeth II


Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch Canada and 15 other sovereign states and their territories and dependencies.   She is the head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations.  She has reigned for 60 years, the second longest for a British monarch after Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years.