BRITAIN SAYS FAREWELL TO BARONESS MARGARET THATCHER – Baroness Thatcher began her final journey has her coffin was taken from Parliament’s Chapel to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
As Margaret Thatcher’s funeral cortege made its way slowly through the streets of London Big Ben fell silent again. For only the second time for a serving Prime Minister has Big Ben fell silent the first time was for the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. It was with delight that people lined the streets and gave Margaret Thatcher spontaneous applause with messages, of Thank Mrs. Thatcher for all you did.
With fears that Margaret Thatcher’s funeral would be turned into a riotous celebratory party these fears were soon put aside and the British people regain their dignity in the process. Once again as I sit here and write I am proud to be British and I have no shame to admit that the tears flow freely for the loss of someone who really did give so much.
Yes there were times I disagreed with Margaret Thatcher’s policies; that is a natural, but there is simply no denying that she pulled Britain out of the depth of despair and once again united us and allowed us to hold our heads high and with a united voice announce… We are Great Britain.
As the funeral cortege made its way people threw beautiful white roses in the path of the gun carriage that carried Baroness Thatcher through our great capital. Thousands of people spent the night camping out so they could get a view of the procession.
Prior to Baroness Thatcher leaving the Chapel at Parliament a few prayers were spoken by the Rev. David Osborn. Her coffin was then placed on a six horse drawn gun carriage and began the journey to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
All Union Jack flags across the capital flew at half mask as a mark of respect and meanwhile at St. Paul’s Cathedral dignitaries began to enter and take their places.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were the last to arrive just before Baroness Thatcher’s family who were greeted by over 2,000 people from around the world.
May Baroness Thatcher rest in peace with her beloved and devoted husband Sir Denis Thatcher – thank you for giving us your unrelenting will and resolve in giving Great Britain its dignity. I for one will unlikely ever see a Prime Minister in my life time who gave so much again and this is certainly a sad day for the United Kingdom and its people.