By Maj Mario Couture, VCDS Public Affairs
The Kandahar Airfield (KAF) Cenotaph was repatriated from Afghanistan following closure of the combat mission.
It is both a memorial to the sacrifice of lives and an object of historic interest.
The National Defence Headquarters (Carling) will be the new home of the Cenotaph in Canada. Located between Buildings 7 and 9, the Cenotaph Pavilion will permanently protect and preserve the artifact for its display and appreciation. The Pavilion will enhance the setting of the Cenotaph by allowing a variety of visitors to take a moment of contemplation at the site, which will embody Canadian values, contribute to the surrounding environment, and act as a place of commemoration and remembrance.
Construction of the Pavilion housing the Cenotaph began in May and is scheduled to finish at the end of November 2017. The official opening date and ceremony is to be announced at a later date. Once completed, the Cenotaph will be open to NDHQ (Carling) visitors while an official date is set for its official opening ceremony.
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