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Memorial service for Queen Elizabeth ll in Yarmouth

By Jakob Postlewaite Sep 19, 2022 | 3:29 PM

Yarmouth paid tribute to the Queen today.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 honoured Queen Elizabeth II with a service this morning.

There was speaking and a wreath was laid at the Yarmouth Cenotaph in honour of the late monarch. All those attending the service were able to place a poppy on the wreath.

Comrade Ken Dennis discussed the Queen’s military service, saying she didn’t sit out World War II.

“In 1945, Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service as a junior officer, the only military service available to British women at the time, and trained to drive and fix trucks.”

Local girl guides also spoke at the service, talking about the Queen’s history with their organization.

Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood was also there and shared her thoughts on the service.

“It’s kind of bittersweet,” says Mood. “She served for 70 years and then of course the coming in of the king, I think this was a perfect way to say goodbye and thank you for your service.”

The Queen’s state funeral was held this morning at Westminster Abbey in London. Another memorial ceremony is taking place in Halifax.

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