Longevity in itself is not something so worthy of note, but dedication to duty and stability may be seen as priceless in a world so heavily influenced by media hype with its resultant dedication to superficial ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ empty vessels.  Churchill maintained that although democracy was not perfect it was a jolly sight better than the alternatives.  (A democratic monarchy saves us from so much.) To this end I celebrate with the Queen and all fellow peace loving citizens of these islands and wish everyone a happy celebration of the good in our society.

Denny Bradbury