Submitted by Alis Kennedy, Métis Nation of Ontario Veterans’ Council SenatormemorialA memorial carved with the names of soldiers who passed away
during the Afghanistan Conflict.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council had their quarterly meeting at Canadian Forces Base Trenton on Sunday, June 14. After the meeting, MNO Veterans’ Council Senator Alis Kennedy and some of the other veterans visited the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial located on the base.

In February 2013, members of the MNO Veterans’ Council had visited the Memorial when it was covered in snow and ice. Revisiting the Memorial in June, surrounded by greenery and blooming flowers, was a very different experience. For Kennedy, it was a moving moment to read the names of soldiers who lost their lives during Canada’s 12-year involvement in the Afghanistan Conflict.

The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial is dedicated to the 155 Canadian men and women who sacrificed their lives in the conflict.