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Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial
Honoring Those Who Gave
The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial is situated in Bain Park located in Trenton, Ontario, Canada. It overlooks the Bay of Quinte and stands within minutes of Canada's largest Air Force base -- 8 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Trenton
The memorial is a tribute to the over 150 Canadian Soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan.
This lens is a pictorial view for those who may not be able to visit.
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Who Are You?
Who Are You?
A Short Walk Up the Path
The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial is just a short walk from the ample parking lot.
Distant View of Memorial
The memorial quickly comes into view. As you can see, there are lamp posts so the memorial can be visited at night.
The Welcome Plaque
this place of contemplation and
tribute to Canadian soldiers who
lost their lives in the war in Afghanistan.
The red maple leaf symbolizes Canada,
and the citizens of its provinces and territories
who honour these soldiers and proudly remember.
In the most private space of the memorial, sheltered between
the two maple leaves, the names of the fallen are inscribed.
Symbolic of powerful emotional bonds, as well as
profound loss and separation, an image of a soldier stands
beside friends and family both connected and yet separated
by a crevice cutting through the black maple leaf.
Standing as sentinel to the memory of our fallen soldiers
a solitary silhouetted soldier faces the memorial. This soldier
represents military colleagues standing in mournful tribute
while watching over the tow granite maple leaves
of the memorial. This sentinel demonstrates that the
fallen are not forgotten. With this symbol of
permanent vigil, we stand together to express
our support, pride and gratitude
for their sacrifice.
Two Maple Leaves
The Solitary Soldier
One of the things I like about the memorial is how the shadow of the soldier reflects on the granite maple leaf.
Red Maple Leaf
With the crests from each province and territory.
A Place to Sit with Your Thoughts
A bench on each side of the red maple leaf faces the black leaf name memorial.
The Black Leaf
Video Footage of the Memorial
Make a Donation
The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund
PO Box 490
Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario, K8V 5R6
Or online: Official Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial.
Thank you for visiting this Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial lens. If you have not done so already I hope you are able to visit the memorial in person. Please feel free to leave a warm message before you go for others to see.