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Gov. Youngkin remembers Queen Elizabeth II

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II Governor Youngkin sent an email recalling the Monarch’s visits to Virginia. 

The Governor called her visits an important part of Virginia’s history.
The Governor went on to point out her steadfast compassion towards the United States during trying times such as following the September 11th attacks.
The Queen visited Virginia several times starting with the Jamestown anniversary in 1957.
In 1976 she would visit for the U.S. Bicentennial as well.
In 1991 she paid a visit to Arlington National Cemetery.
The Queen’s last visit in 2007, to the Virginia General Assembly the 400th anniversary of Jamestown and then to Virginia Tech were particularly important and will never be forgotten in the Governor’s words.

Both President Biden and Governor Youngkin have ordered United States and Virginia flags to fly at half staff in Queen Elizabeth’s honor until sunset on the day of her interment.

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