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2 VI Ex Cadets involved: Unveiling & Dedication of the Afghanistan Memorial

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.


Afghanistan Memorial

Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Victoria, BC

vicafghanistanmemorial.ca

Public Inviatation

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

1:45

  • Military parade arrives
  • Special guests arrive

2:00

  • Arrival of The Honourable Judith Guichon
  • Commenoration and unveiling program begins

One Comment

  • Paul Crober

    September 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I am also involved in this at request of Don Lovell and partly because I am now HLCol of the Cdn Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) in Victoria. That unit’s assistance has been critical to the success of this whole event.

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