She survived the heat wave: In her first visit to New York in 35 years, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at Ground Zero Tuesday and spoke with families who’d lost loved ones in the terrorist attack. The queen then blew through the United Nations, addressing the General Assembly for the first time since she spoke there 53 years ago. She urged the U.N. to continue addressing terrorism and climate change. "When people in 53 years from now look back on us, they will doubtless view many of our practices as old-fashioned," Queen Elizabeth said. "But it is my hope that, when judged by future generations, our willingness to take a lead . . . will stand the test of time." Later, the queen formally opened the British Memorial Gardens, in lower Manhattan’s Hanover Square, which honors the 67 British people who died on 9/11.
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