AFGHANISTAN REPATRIATION MEMORIAL
Welcome to 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 a 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 two 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.
GPS co-ordinates: 44° 06’ 14.50” N 77° 32’ 54.39” W (44.1038888 77.548333)
Street address: South end of RCAF Road at Bay of Quinte.