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Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls LAV lll Monument

Municipality/Province: Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls , ON

Memorial Number: 35034-031

Type: Canada Company LAV III Monument

Address: 5713 Highway 71

Location: Veterans Memorial Park

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 49.4081401   Long: -94.0956872

Submitted By: Victoria Edwards

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls LAV lll Monument was dedicated on 29 June 2019 to recognize the sacrifices of military members who served in Afghanistan. Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the 116th Independent Field Battery Woody Linton was involved with the four year project to acquire the LAV lll and funding for Veterans Memorial Park. Linton, learned of the memorial program, which the township council under former Mayor Gerry O’Leary agreed to pursue.

Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) lll were originally manufactured by Canadians at General Dynamics Land Systems Canada in London, Ontario and were instrumental to troops in carrying out their missions while in Afghanistan. The monuments were created from decommissioned LAV lll hulls, donated by the Government of Canada and built by Militex Coating Inc. and Fanshawe College students in London, Ontario.

On November 5, 2014, the Canada Company Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) lll Monument Program was launched to recognize the 40,000 Canadians Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan and to commemorate the 162 Canadians who lost their lives. The program closed after awarding 33 monuments to communities across Canada.  

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In recognition and memory of the efforts of approximately 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel who served and the 162 Canadians who died in the cause of bringing peace and freedom to the people of Afghanistan.

Canada Company 2019

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