New Zealand honors the Queen on Monday as part of Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day, a one-time public holiday.
People all over the world are expressing their sadness and sharing their memories ever since her death earlier this month, at the age of 96.
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Cities and towns across New Zealand have plans to honor the Queen’s life in their own unique way on Monday, including a State Monument in Wellington.
There will also be a service for Queen Elizabeth II at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell.
In the meantime, in Timaruna service will be held at West End Hall, and a special requiem service will be held at St Mary’s Church on 25 September.
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