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B.C. legions hold ceremonies to honour Queen Elizabeth II

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Salmon Arm legion holds ceremony to honour the Queen
WATCH: As Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral took place on Monday in the United Kingdom, some B.C. legions held their own ceremonies remembering the monarch. In Salmon Arm, a small crowd gathered at the local cenotaph to pay their respects – Sep 19, 2022

As Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral took place on Monday in the United Kingdom, some B.C. legions held their own ceremonies remembering the monarch.

In Salmon Arm, a small crowd gathered at the local cenotaph to pay their respects.

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“I’m hoping they will continue to remember the queen. As I said, during my speech, I’m a little over 70 years old and she was the only monarch that I knew,” said Harry Welton, the past president of the Salmon Arm Royal Canadian Legion branch.

“To me, it is very important to mark the passing of such a well-loved sovereign.”

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The short ceremony was modelled on Remembrance Day events and included a trumpeter playing the “Last Post”, a moment of silence, speeches, and a group rendition of “God Save the King”.

The event concluded with a wreath-laying and members of the public placing poppies to pay their respects.

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