The Sarnia-Lambton Afghanistan Monument will be dedicated at Veteran’s Park, which is located on Wellington St. behind the Sarnia Library.
Members of the 1st Hussars Regiment, Royal Canadian Regiment, Association, Cadets, Royal Canadian Legion Veterans and First Responders will form up at 12:30 PM, at Wellington St. and Front St. for a short parade under the Parade Commander, Major Brian Ashford of the 1st Hussars, to the Monument site in Veteran’s Park.
V.I.Ps, MP’s and M.P.P.’s, the Mayor, County Warden, Councillors and members of the Public can go directly to the LAV III Monument site on the east side of the park.
The Monument, a Light Armoured Vehicle LAV III (Kodiak) will have three Brass plaques dedicated to the 40,000 men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, and the 159 that gave the ultimate sacrifice while deployed to the Afghanistan conflict from 2001 t0 2014. There will be a brass plaque in Memory of Pvte. Willam Jonathan James CUSHLEY, of Port Lambton, ON and Cpl. Brent Donald POLAND, of Camlachie, ON, killed in action and a plaque dedicated to the 1st Hussars who were deployed to Afghanistan from 2003 to 2014. The dedication will be performed by Captain Chaplain Jason Kouri of the 1st Hussars, assisted by Deacon Chuck Stevens from the Royal Canadian Legion.
The Silver Cross Families of Poland and Cushley, will be joined by other Silver Cross Families from across Ontario.
Upon completion of the dedication and dismissal from the site, there will be a reception for all the families, guests and participants at the Royal Canadian Sarnia Legion on Front St.