Badge of Maturity

A tribute to Canada’s longest-reigning sovereign.

September 8 started off as a momentous day for me. I turned 25. I always thought of age 25 as being the final milestone for a boy becoming a man, and my head was swimming with thoughts of what this new “badge of maturity” would mean for me. Then even more momentous news from a few hours north in Scotland reached me. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had died at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands.

Read more at “What the Queen Meant to a Young Man Halfway Around the World”

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