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Canada's Afghan war vets remembered

The names of the 158 Canadian soldiers killed in duty in Afghanistan are inscribed on this metal ribbon which wraps around a memorial pillar in the Derek Doubleday Arberetum in Murrayville.

This commemorative structure was unveiled in a "Walk to Remember" dedication ceremony, Nov. 11, and the final 158th tree planting in the memory of the 158 soldiers was performed by the guests.

The memorial was initiated by Langley students and siblings Michael and Elizabeth Pratt, who wished to plant a tree for every soldier lost in Afghanistan but with the support of the Township and federal governments grew to include the commemorative structure.

MP Mark Warawa also presented the arboretum with a Canadian flag, a gift from Parliament Hill.

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