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Oromocto LAV III Afghanistan Memorial

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  • Participants at the June 22nd, 2016 Dedication Ceremony
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  • LAV III Commemorative Plaque
  • LAV III - Crew Commander Side
  • LAV III - Driver Side

Municipality/Province: Oromocto, NB

Memorial Number: 13004-077

Type: Canada Company LAV III Monument

Address: Intersection of Broad Road and MacDonald Avenue

Location: Next to Cenotaph

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 45.85088   Long: -66.47474

This LAV III Monument honours the members of our Canadian Armed Forces who served to protect our way of life and freedoms during the post 9/11 war on terror in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.

During their 12+ years in Afghanistan our troops were regularly confronted with enemy fire, suicide bombers and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The Canadian made LAV IIIs’ superior technology offered a great defense and soon became relied upon to protect our troops and preserve lives during the conduct of a variety of missions to help restore peace and government to the people of Afghanistan.

The LAV III became a "home away from home" for many soldiers and now it has returned to our hometown in the form of a memorial to say “thank you” to these very troops for their efforts and sacrifices. This monument - located next to the municipal cenotaph - will provide our citizens a place to pay tribute to our modern-day veterans of Afghanistan and to ensure that our local Fallen Heroes of that conflict will be forever remembered.

 

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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

 

En mémoire et en reconnaissance des efforts des quelque 40 000 membres des Forces armées canadiennes qui ont servi en Afghanistan et des 162 Canadiens qui sont morts pour la cause de la paix et de la liberté du peuple afghan.

La Compagnie Canada

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