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Post by Ranger66 on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 6:07 pm

New war memorial commemorates veterans of Afghanistan conflict in Sioux Narrows, Ont.

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Post by Powergunner on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 5:42 pm

The long wait for the Vimy Ridge memorial

Nov 09, 2018

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Post by Powergunner on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 5:45 pm

Known unto God: How Canadians embraced their Unknown Soldier

BLAIR CRAWFORD November 9, 2018

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Post by Featherally on Sun 11 Nov 2018, 1:46 pm

Motorcycle veterans in Calgary install foundation for Field of Crosses

November 11, 2018


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Post by Featherally on Sun 11 Nov 2018, 2:01 pm

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White Rock native to represent Canada’s special ops at National Memorial

AARON HINKS / Nov. 11, 2018

https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/white-rock-native-to-represent-canadas-special-ops-at-national-memorial/
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Post by Rockarm on Tue 20 Nov 2018, 12:57 pm

A real homecoming at Victoria memorial

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Post by Alpha on Sat 01 Dec 2018, 7:46 am

London-born Vimy tree memorial lives on for those who gave all

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Post by Slider on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 6:10 pm

Army vehicle to become Afghanistan war memorial in Regina

Regina / 980 CJME
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February 01, 2019



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When fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, Canadian soldiers often rolled into combat inside a light armoured vehicle called the LAV III.

The eight-wheel infantry fighting vehicle has a turret on top with a 25-mm chain gun, weighs as much as 35,000 pounds, can hold up to 10 passengers and reaches speeds of 100 km/h.


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A concept photo of the Royal Regina Rifles Memorial.

“It was very effective in fighting the Taliban,” said Brad Hrycyna, President of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) of Regina.

Five years after Canada’s combat mission ended in 2014, some of the older vehicles are being decommissioned and turned into monuments across Canada.

On Thursday, the RUSI presented a cheque of $18,426 to the Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command Poppy Fund. The money was raised at a gala event marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice at the end of the First World War.

While most of the funds will go to support veterans and their families, the RUSI requested $2,500 be allocated to the LAV III monument, dedicated to those who served in Afghanistan.

The memorial is a project led by the Royal Regina Rifles Trust Fund which costs approximately $20,000. President Bob Dumur explained how a company in London, Ontario turns the LAV III into a monument.

“They pull the engine out of it and weld up the hatches and seal it so you can’t get into it but it, at one point, was a functional vehicle,” said Dumur.

The monument will come with a memorial plaque dedicated to the 159 Canadians who were killed in Afghanistan, including 17 casualties from Saskatchewan.


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A map of Regina Armoury showing the proposed
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The LAV III monument will arrive in the spring and will be placed on the Regina Armoury’s lawn north of Mosaic Stadium. Dumur explained it will eventually be part of a bigger memorial with about a dozen army vehicles from different war eras as part of a “touch and feel” museum.

“What we’re trying to do is represent a major battle and a vehicle that was instrumental or known in those areas,” said Dumur.

In addition to the vehicles, plans are in the works to erect a more traditional monument with a soldier on top. It will pay tribute to all members of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group that are served by the Regina Armory. The public will also be able to purchase a commemorative brick.

Dumur explained the design of the final monument may see some changes before its erected. For example, the solider depicted in concept photos may be changed to the Brooding Soldier. It’s designed by Regina Architect Frederick Chapman Clemshaw who also designed other memorials including the monument in Belgium which commemorates the Second Battle of Ypres.

For more information visit the Royal Regina Rifles Memorial.
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Post by Terrarium on Tue 26 Feb 2019, 7:26 am

Plan to repair war memorial in Dixon's Corners comes to council

Published on: February 25, 2019

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DIXON’S CORNERS — The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 370 is feeling optimistic that the South Dundas Township council will agree to help it spruce up the war memorial in front of the Matilda Community Hall.

Representatives from the Legion, the Iroquois-Matilda Lions Club, and other people working on the project including Conservative Party candidate Eric Duncan made their pitch to township council last week asking for South Dundas to contribute money towards the project.

The whole project is expected to cost $55,000, but the proponents are only asking the township for $4,000 to replace the current asphalt walkway that leads from the parking lot to the entrance of Matilda Hall, where the memorial is located, with a walkway made of interlocking stone.

They are also asking for approval of the project, which would take place on the municipal property, and for the township to make a funding application to the Veterans Affairs Canada’s Community War Memorial Program on their behalf.


Legion president Darlene Riddell said their presentation went over very well with councillors.

“They were surprised, but they agreed with us that it was time that some repairs were done,” recalled Riddell.

The monument in Dixon’s Corners commemorates local residents who served in the First and Second World Wars and was first dedicated in 1984. But over the past 36 years, its condition has deteriorated and is dire need of refurbishment.

“Right now, it’s in pretty bad shape,” said Riddell. “Over the years the base has crumbled away… and the lettering is beginning to become distorted.

“We want to make it better for everyone.”

What is being proposed would be a complete restoration of the memorial next to the entrance of the community hall, and the incorporation of a second memorial located a little farther away on the same property.

Aside from the stone walkway the group is asking the township to fund, there would also be a trail over to the monument made out of engraved bricks with the names of donors. The base of the monument would be redone with a new, accessible, elevated stone platform. The bronze plaques would be removed and cleaned before being reinstalled. New lighting and flag poles would also be installed.

“The materials that we are using, they tell us, will have long durability and be low on maintenance,” said Riddell.

There would also be some landscaping work done as well, including the removal of two old shrubs and some trimming of the trees in front of the hall will be trimmed in such a way as to make the memorial more visible from the road.

Should they get enough money from the township, Veterans Affairs, and private donations, the plan is to have construction on the memorial begin this summer, by Labour Day weekend at the latest. That way the project can be complete and a dedication ceremony held before this year’s Remembrance Day.

For those looking to donate, the Legion has a pledge form available upon request.

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Post by Powergunner on Mon 04 Mar 2019, 4:06 pm

Feds hope to break deadlock with new location for Afghan war memorial

Canadian Press
Published: March 4, 2019

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OTTAWA — The federal government is hoping to lock down a new location for a promised national memorial for the war in Afghanistan after the Canadian War Museum opposed a previous proposal, leaving the five-year-old project in limbo.

A source in the Veterans Affairs Department tells The Canadian Press that the new site is across the street to the east of the Canadian War Museum and behind the National Holocaust Monument, near where the Ottawa River separates Ontario from Quebec.

A group of veterans recently toured the site with officials from Veterans Affairs, which asked the National Capital Commission in September 2017 to approve a location immediately west of the museum.

The commission refused to sign off on that location after the museum and its architect objected, saying the museum intentionally avoids emphasizing any one conflict and that the memorial would detract from the building.

Veterans Affairs is now expected to ask the NCC to approve the new site in the coming weeks and, if it's approved, the government will begin consultations with Afghan veterans and others on a design for the $5-million memorial.

The plan to erect a memorial to Canada's war in Afghanistan was first announced by Stephen Harper's government in May 2014 following the end of the 13-year mission, in which more than 160 Canadians were killed.

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Post by Slider on Wed 20 Mar 2019, 8:53 pm

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Hundreds filled Veterans Square in downtown Cloverdale in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.



Vimy Ridge memorial service planned for April 7

102nd anniversary of battle to be commemorated at Cloverdale Cenotaph ceremony

SAMANTHA ANDERSON / Mar. 20, 2019

A memorial service commemorating the 102nd anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge has been planned for Veteran’s Square on Sunday, April 7.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge went down in Canadian history as the first time the four Canadian army divisions fought as a unified force. On April 9, 1917, the divisions came together to accomplish what was thought impossible by the British and French forces — they captured the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge, 175 km north of Paris, France.

The battle lasted four days and more than 10,600 Canadian soldiers were wounded or killed. Thousands more went missing and were presumed dead.

This year, on April 7, Surrey will remember them.

A Sunday morning service will honour those who fought at Vimy Ridge, including Surrey soldiers whose names are inscribed on the Cloverdale Cenotaph at the centre of the service, Harry Triggs and Frank Donald Aish.


Every year, army, air and navy cadets participate in the ceremony, as well as members of the Cloverdale Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, members of the RCMP, local fire departments and B.C. Corrections.

All are welcome to attend. Organizers ask that you arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. The service starts promptly at 10 a.m. and is expected to run until 11:30 a.m.

Veteran’s Square, and the Cloverdale Cenotaph, are located between the Museum of Surrey and the Surrey Archives, at 17710 56A Ave.





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Post by Falcon on Thu 02 May 2019, 2:45 pm

Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony to be held Sunday at National War Memorial

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This photo shows the 2018 Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony to commemorate the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadians who fought in the North Atlantic. The photo taken at the National War Memorial shows Master Seaman Ryan Clifford who rang the bell in honor of those lost.



The Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the thousands of Canadians who fought in the North Atlantic during the Second World War will be held at the National War Memorial on Sunday morning.

Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, veterans and the sea cadets band will form up with the entire parade at the National War Memorial around 10:30 a.m.

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest military engagement of the Second World War lasting from September 1939 to May 1945, according to Veterans Affairs Canada. Men and women of the Canadian Merchant Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force played key roles in the allied efforts during this battle. More than 4,600 Canadians lost their lives at sea.







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Post by Gridlock on Sat 04 May 2019, 8:54 am

Freshwater committee wants to establish Conception Bay community’s first war memorial

Andrew Robinson (editor@cbncompass.ca)
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From left, are three members of a committee working to establish the first war memorial in Freshwater, Conception Bay — Darryl Parsons, chairwoman Lynne Priddle and treasurer David Moriarity. - Andrew Robinson



Plans are in place for it to be ready for Remembrance Day 2020

FRESHWATER, N.L. — There’s a lot of war history tied to the Conception Bay community of Freshwater, and some residents are building on that connection to military service in a unique way.
Last year, a new committee was established with a goal of creating the town’s first war memorial.

“It’s been bounced around a number of years,” explained David Moriarity, treasurer of the committee. “People would say, ‘Why do we have to go to Carbonear for a war memorial?’”

Committee members like Moriarity and Darryl Parsons have their own connections to military service. Moriarity started with the Canadian Forces through its weather service and later moved into intelligence work. He eventually served in the Navy, Army and Air force over the course of a 38-year career. Parsons was a combat engineer with the Canadian Armed Forces for 17 years and completed one tour of duty in Bosnia and two in Afghanistan before moving back home to Freshwater. Chairwoman Lynne Priddle also has relatives who have served in some capacity.

So far, the committee has 60 names of people from Freshwater who have completed military service since the First World War, with common surnames like Butt, Davis, Dean, Noel, Parsons and Penney cropping up among them.

“There’s a lot of families in Freshwater that go all the way back to World War I and World War II, right up to the present day that are 19 or 20 years still serving, and there’s other younger generations here in the community that are looking forward and want to join the service,” said Parsons. “Newfoundland is a place everyone wants to come home to … I know for me, if it was here when I was serving, it’s where I would have made a point to come, because there’s nothing better than coming back to where you’re from when you’re serving in something that’s so important.”

After the idea of starting up a committee to spearhead the war memorial project was raised at a meeting of the local United Church men’s service group, the ball really got rolling. The committee was formed in partnership with the women’s service group from the church and the local service district committee.

The committee has contacted Veterans Affairs making them aware of the process in place to establish an official war memorial in Freshwater. Royal Canada Legion Branch 23 in Carbonear has also been helpful in offering some behind-the-scenes support.

“This is going to happen,” said Parsons. “Come hell or high water, there’s going to be a memorial here in Freshwater.”

The group started fundraising last year and Moriarity believes they’re well on track to reaching their goals in time to have the war memorial ready for a 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony. It could cost anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 to establish the memorial, and there is a possibility of securing a grant from Veterans Affairs. The exact location has not been settled on, though the committee is eyeing a property near the ocean, not far from a former schoolhouse in Freshwater. The committee cannot apply for a grant until the location has been addressed.

“Once we’ve got the land secured, then it’s full steam ahead, and I think once we get the application in and it gets approved … then we can get some serious donations, too,” Moriarity said.

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Post by Kizzer on Sun 05 May 2019, 8:11 am

New war memorial to recognize Northwestern Ontario's First World War volunteers

CBC · Posted: May 04, 2019

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Post by Phantom on Thu 09 May 2019, 8:08 am

Manitoba restoring military memorials with new $2M endowment fund

Ian Froese · CBC News · Posted: May 08, 2019

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