I read that the afghanistan war monument will be placed here which I think is very nice.
I agree, it's very fitting that a memorial has been made.
Interesting that they chose to place it in this particular park rather than locations with other significant memorials (the back lawn of the legislature comes to mind, or the front lawn for that matter). Perhaps there is a wish to distribute items such as these more even-handedly throughout the community, as a type of place-making, rather than concentrating them.
“Members of the public were given a sneak peek of a new memorial created to honour Canadian soldiers who fought in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.”
“The 20,000-pound, six-foot-high granite memorial .......”
“The memorial..... will live outside the Bay Street Armoury until the end of the September when it will be erected at its permanent home at the corner of Quadra and Courtney streets, across from Christ Church Cathedral.”