1,000 mark 30 days since King’s passing in Sattahip

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About 1,000 area residents marked a month since the passing of HM the King with a candlelight ceremony in Sattahip.

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District Chief Noraset Sritapatso and his wife Tipa, head of the Sattahip Red Cross Foundation, led the Nov. 14 ceremony for sailors, civil servants and residents at Sattahip Temple.

The event, which also celebrated Loy Krathong, featured a troupe of drummers and band members from Sing­samut School who played “The Highest Dreams” to honor HM the late King.

Noraset said the monarch will be remembered for all of his royal works and what he did for the people of Thailand during his 70-year reign.

Attendees repeated HM the late King’s promise he made upon ascending to the throne – “I will rule the kingdom with justice and for the people of Siam” – as they lit candles. Many shed tears in memory of the only king most of them had ever known.