A unique, travelling memorial to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who lost their lives in Afghanistan is at the Centennial Building in Fredericton this week.
The Memorial Vigil was crafted from recovered memorial plaques that were part of the cenotaph at the Kandahar Air Field, the coalition base during the war in Afghanistan. The display focuses on fallen Canadians, including the 158 soldiers, a Canadian diplomat, a contractor, a journalist as well as 40 U.S. Armed Forces personnel attached to the Canadian Forces.
The final destination is Ottawa in time for Remembrance week in November. A permanent home for the memorial has yet to be determined.