A memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II will be held at the Castlegar Cenotaph on Sept. 19. Photo: Betsy Kline

A memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II will be held at the Castlegar Cenotaph on Sept. 19. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Legion to hold memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II

Event will take place Sept. 19

The Castlegar-Robson branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting a public memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II at the Castlegar Cenotaph at Kinsmen Park at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.

The event will have a format similar to the Legion’s Remembrance Day services.

Legion vice president Dean Burdeyny says the ceremony will include the marching of the colours, singing of O Canada, playing of The Last Post, a moment of silence and “for the first time in my lifetime, the singing of God Save the King.”

A wreath honouring Queen Elizabeth will be placed at the cenotaph and participants will have the opportunity to place a poppy on the wreath.

READ MORE: ‘A servant queen’: World pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II



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