Location: City of Kitchener N 43.44783 W -80.46964
In front of the Kitchener Armoury, 350 East Avenue.
"HCol (Ret'd) Tom Jenkins OC, CD upon learning that 250 light armoured vehicles (LAV III) from the Canadian Afghanistan mission were going to be deactivated, He suggested to the Prime Minister's Office that they be offered to communities across Canada as monuments commemorating the service of the 40,000 Canadians that served and the 162 that died in the Afghanistan Mission.
On Saturday Nov. 11, 2017, the City of Kitchener and the Regimental Council of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada dedicated a monument before the Regiment, dignitaries, and Kitchener citizens. This was part of the City's and the Regiment's Remembrance Day ceremonies. This is the third such monument in Waterloo Region as a result of the work of the RHFC Regimental Trust and Council which demonstrates the huge support for our newest veterans.
This project was funded by the City of Kitchener plus funds and/or services raised by the RHFC Regimental Council from individual and corporate sponsors. The City of Kitchener and the RHFC Regimental Council are most grateful for the community's generous support."
A large black granite stone stands in front of the LAV to honour those who made this memorial possible.
In recognition and memory of the efforts of approximately
40,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel who served and
the 162 Canadians who died in the cause of bringing peace
and freedom to the people of Afghanistan