LONDON — Tucked away in a tiny park in London sits town’s solely memorial devoted to the U.Ok. residents killed through the September 11, 2001, terrorist assaults.
It is a small memorial, surrounded by flowers and coated in a pergola that gives grieving family members safety from the solar as they arrive right here to replicate.
This 12 months although, those that got here right here to recollect the 67 Brits killed within the U.S. terrorist assaults have been marking the day amid one other nationwide time of mourning; the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.
“We’re all grieving as a rustic in no matter type that takes. There’s grief for the Queen … however as a rustic, I believe we have forgotten about this,” mentioned Sue Bendall, whose greatest buddy Michele Beale was killed whereas attending a convention in Decrease Manhattan on that fateful day.
Within the U.Ok., September 11 typically passes with little fanfare. And this 12 months was no totally different.
A lot of this nation’s consideration is being centered on the passing of the Queen, and her upcoming funeral is predicted to attract worldwide consideration.
On this twenty first anniversary of the terrorist assaults, Bendall mentioned she felt like she was mourning each the lack of her buddy and the loss her nation is presently grappling with.
“And I’m not saying she’s overshadowing at the present time, however right here we don’t make a giant deal of 9/11, and that upsets me,” Bendall mentioned.