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Afghanistan Veterans' Memorial

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Municipality/Province: Bouctouche, NB

Memorial Number: 13002-030

Type: Canada Company LAV III Monument

Address: Parking lot of JK Irving Centre

Location: J.K. Irving Centre

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 46.4764534   Long: -64.719699

Submitted By: Denny Richard

The LAV III Monument was installed as part of a new Veterans Park development adjacent to the Town Hall. The monument was unveiled on November 11, 2016.

LAVs were used by Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan when chasing the Taliban. They worked as a mobile home where they stored weapons, ammo, food, sleeping essentials and their other equipment.
About 40,000 Canadians fought in Afghanistan and of that 40,000, 162 were killed and many more injured.
The LAVs were placed around Canada as memorials after being stripped of their useful and harmful pieces of equipment. The first LAV was unveiled in Oromocto, NB and the other LAVs were given to the locations whom could raise the funds for one.

Other communities that received LAVs include: Airdrie Alta., Waterloo Ont., Kitchener Ont., Sarnia Ont., Aurora Ont., Wellington PEI, Bouctouche NB., RMC Kingston, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Ont. and Vancouver.

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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

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