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Traveling Afghanistan memorial unveiled in Halifax

Premier Stephen McNeil and federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay were among those attending the ceremony in Halifax.

A memorial was unveiled in Halifax Wednesday, honouring the Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in Afghanistan.

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay was there to unveil the traveling memorial, thanking Canadian soldiers and their families for their sacrifice overseas.

Lloyd Smith’s son, Private Nathan Smith, was one of the first Canadians killed in Afghanistan.

“To me, it’s really an excellent way to remember the men and women who gave their lives,” said Smith.

The memorial features almost 200 plaques, featuring Canadian soldiers, civilian contractors, American soldiers under Canadian command, and an embedded journalist.

Halifax is one of 20 cities across Canada to show the memorial, which will be in Ottawa for Remembrance Day ceremonies.

The memorial will be open to the public at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax until Saturday.

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Any military people out there that can help with a few questions? I see the Brig has the new shoulder rank designation.Any Idea what the red lapel boards signify? And the RSM to the far right has a small badge below his rank patch.Anyone know what that is? At any rate they are two tough looking bad asses and we’re very lucky to have them.

October 16, 2014 at 6:26 am