2 Vancouver Island Ex Cadets involved: Unveiling & Dedication of the Afghanistan Memorial
In January of this year 4905 Kent Foster invited 10263 Don Lovell to Chair the Planning Committee for the Unveiling and Dedication of the BC (Greater Victoria) Afghanistan Memorial.
The privately funded memorial honours the over 40,000 Canadians who served in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014 and includes the names of the 163 Canadians who paid the supreme sacrifice.
The plans are now set for the September 30, 2017 Dedication. We have included the public invitation
It is hoped to have as many Afghan Vets, as possible, to attend and be on parade in civilian dress, and / or military uniform with medals.
Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Please join Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Directors of the Greater Victoria Afghanistan Memorial Project Society, Memorial Cross families, and federal, provincial and municipal dignitaries for the dedication of the BC Afghanistan Memorial.
Order of Events
12:15 to 1:15
- The bells of Christ Church Cathedral
1:15 to 1:45
- Band of the 5th (BC) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
- Cathedral School Choir
- Memorial Cross families and dignitaries arrive
- Military parade arrives
- Special guests arrive
- Arrival of The Honourable Judith Guichon
- Commenoration and unveiling program begins