Afghanistan memorial planned for Victoria park

A granite monument commemorating those who died in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2012 will be erected in Pioneer Square.

  • Jan. 26, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Victoria will soon be home to a new Afghanistan memorial monument.

Council approved the proposed $80,000 granite monument to be built in Pioneer Square. The memorial will commemorate more than 160 Canadian Armed Forces and public service personnel who died in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2012.

“The Afghanistan Memorial Committee has committed to fund the design, fabrication and installation,” said Julie MacDougall, acting director of parks and recreation.

Other military memorials already in Pioneer Square include a cenotaph for the Scottish Regiment and the Royal Canadian Air Force commemorative monument.

Pioneer Square, a city park since 1908, is located on Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue.

 

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