Castlegar residents gathered at the Cenotaph on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar residents gathered at the Cenotaph on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar remembers Queen Elizabeth

A service was held at the Cenotaph Monday

Castlegar residents gathered at the Kinsmen Park Cenotaph to show respect and observe two minutes of silence in honour of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.

The event was organized by the Castlegar-Robson branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Piper Len Coates and trumpeter David Leffelaar provided the poignant musical background for the ceremony. Comrade Gerry Rempel spoke about the Queen and her contributions to Canada and the Commonwealth.

To close the ceremony, for the first time in most attendees’ lives, the crowd sang God Save the King.

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Castlegar residents gathered at the Cenotaph on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar residents gathered at the Cenotaph on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar residents gathered at the Cenotaph on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar residents gathered at the Cenotaph on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Photos: Betsy Kline

The Castlegar-Robson branch of the Royal Canadian Legion hosted a public memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II at the Castlegar Cenotaph at Kinsmen Park on Monday, Sept. 19. Photos: Betsy Kline

The Castlegar-Robson branch of the Royal Canadian Legion hosted a public memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II at the Castlegar Cenotaph at Kinsmen Park on Monday, Sept. 19. Photos: Betsy Kline

The Castlegar-Robson branch of the Royal Canadian Legion hosted a public memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II at the Castlegar Cenotaph at Kinsmen Park on Monday, Sept. 19. Photos: Betsy Kline