MONTRÉAL, June 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A national memorial commemorating Canada's mission in Afghanistan will be on display in the Québec City area from June 19 to 21, 2014. This will give an opportunity to honour the memory of those who gave their lives in Afghanistan.
– Thursday June 19 and Friday June 20, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre-Dame E, Montreal Qc H2Y 1C6
Free public exhibit of the memorial
After being exposed to Quebec City, the memorial is going to the Montreal City Hall. Citizens can gather to pay tribute to the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of members of the Canadian Armed Forces for Canada's mission in Afghanistan.
The memorial is a movable structure made up of 192 plaques representing the 204 people who died during the various deployments in Afghanistan. The plaques represent 158 Canadian soldiers, a Canadian diplomat, a Defence contractor and a Canadian journalist who were killed during the Canadian mission in Afghanistan. The 43 Americans (42 soldiers and 1 civilian) who died under Canadian command are also represented.
The plaques were formerly part of the Kandahar Airfield cenotaph in Afghanistan, which was dismantled and repatriated to Canada. The cenotaph was a memorial structure for Canadian soldiers to commemorate their colleagues who died while deployed in Afghanistan.
The memorial will be displayed at different locations across Canada and the United States from May 3 to November 12, 2014. For a list of the locations, visit: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/honours-history-military-memorials/Afghanistan-memorial-vigil.page?
SOURCE: 34TH CANADIAN BRIGADE GROUP
For further information: lieutenant (Navy) Éliane Trahan, Public Affairs Officer of 34 Canadian Group Brigade, at 514 349-9850 or at [email protected]