A memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II will be held in Iroquois Falls on Monday, the day of her funeral in London.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 70 president Don Beagan says it is set for 11:00am at the cenotaph, and anyone is welcome to attend.
“Queen Elizabeth, whether people know it or not,” he points out, “was a veteran herself and she served during World War II as an army driver.”
Beagan says the Legion has always had close ties to Elizabeth and the British Commonwealth, and it’s only right to pay respects. The ceremony will be kept simple.
“We’ll be playing The Last Post, observing our silence; Rev. Patricia Dorland will be saying prayers; along with the Ladies Auxiliary, we will be placing wreaths in memory of Her Majesty.”
There will also be the singing of God Save The King. The public will be allowed to lay flowers, and there will be poppies available that you can place on a pillow at the foot of the cenotaph.