Throughout our lives, she has been one constant: an anchor for all of us in an often fast-changing and sometimes challenging landscape. She has been the absolute fabric of our Nation and of the Commonwealth throughout her extraordinary reign. As Veterans, she was our Commander-in-Chief, in whose name we served and to whom we pledged our loyalty. In her long life she has herself served unselfishly and with grace and duty, loved and respected by people of all ages and backgrounds, revered within our borders and far beyond. We loved her and, now, are deeply proud of her service. And while we mourn her we also celebrate her life and all that was good that came to pass during her long reign.