Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in AfghanistanPublished on November 18, 2020
The government is proud to announce the completion of a new memorial, honouring the bravery and sacrifice of our members of the Canadian Armed Forces who served in the War in Afghanistan.
The government is proud to support and pay tribute to all veterans of the war in Afghanistan. More than 40,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces served in Afghanistan with courage and determination — more than 2,000 were wounded and, sadly, 158 members made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan tells the story of the Canadian Armed Forces military involvement in the Afghanistan conflict through imagery and symbolism. Located at Queen’s Park, the memorial complements the Ontario Veterans’ Memorial, which was completed in 2006, by creating a timeline of Canada’s military history.
The new memorial was designed with input from the consultation panel, with members with a variety of backgrounds, including military veterans and those with a connection to the Canadian Armed Forces, chaired by General (Ret’d) Rick Hillier.
This monument will stand as a lasting legacy on the grounds at Queen’s Park, giving Ontarians a space to show their respect and gratitude to this generation of heroes, to their families and to their descendants, for their service and sacrifice in the name of peace and freedom.
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