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Huron County Afghanistan Community Monument

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  • Stone Cairn with embedded black marble from the Kandahar Cenotaph, Kandahar Airfield
  • Huron County Afghanistan Community Monument Plaque

Municipality/Province: Goderich, ON

Memorial Number: 35033-050

Type: Canada Company LAV III Monument and Cairn

Address: 110 North Street

Location: On the grounds of the Huron County Museum

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 43.7471439   Long: -81.7104284

Sitting on the grounds of the Huron County Museum the Afghanistan Community Monument is a demilitarized Light Armoured Vehicle Serial Number 372 build in London Ontario by General Dynamics Land Systems in 2000 and was used in Afghanistan. The monument is described as a rough terrain design characterized by armour stone being placed under the wheels giving the appearance of a LAV in motion. The Monument also features a 4' X 4' stone cairn which was constructed from the foundation stone of the Goderich Victoria Street United Church built in 1878 and destroyed by an F3 tornado in August of 2011. The cairn also contains a piece of dark grey marble 3" X 6" which once formed part of the original Kandahar Cenotaph located in Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar Afghanistan.

The Monument was championed by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109 (Goderich) and formally dedicated on October 1st. 2016 by the 29th. Lieutenant Govenor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell OC, OOnt.

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Inscription found on memorial

The Monument contains two plaques the first sitting on the right wall of the LAV bearing the inscription " 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 bring peace and freedom to the people of Afghanistan. " Canada Company

The second bronze plaque containing stylized maple leaves in the upport right and left corners flanking the Huron County Logo reads Huron County Afghanistan Community monument Erected by the citizens of Huron County to honour our Canadian Forces who served in Afghanistan protecting our freedom and promoting global peace and security.

French plaque inscription
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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