This morning I was assembling my blog for this coming Sunday, September 14th, the anniversary of the writing of the poem that became The Star Spangled Banner. In searching for the word ‘anthem’ in my blog history, I came upon my writing about the British national anthem and the note about this date next year.
Yes, reserve this date for next year, September 11, 2015. That will be the day, at 63 years, 217 days, that Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in the history of England. I am rooting for her to stay healthy and make it to the party.