Sackville Memorial Park,
32-34 Bridge Street, Sackville, N.B. .
In 2014 a memorial to the Royal Canadian Air Force was added to the garden.
|The Memorial Garden was funded and supported by the Sackville Garden Club and the Town of Sackville. Advisor on the project was Dr. Harold Popma who also donated several of the rhododendrons and magnolias as did other members of the local community. In total, 48 plants were incorporated into this beautiful garden.|
|In 2014 a memorial to the Royal Canadian Air Force was added to the garden.
At the base of this memorial a small plaque records the fact that a vial of sand from Juno Beach was incorporated into the header of the memorial in recognition of the 14,000 Canadians who took part in the Battle of Normandy in 1944.
|The Royal Canadian Air Force has stood on guard for Canada since 1924. Over three hundred and twenty five Sackville area residents and students of Mount Allison University have served in the R.C.A.F. both here and abroad from the First World War until today. Of those members of our air force, seventy five made the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives in the name of freedom and democracy. It is our responsibility to ensure that they are never forgotten and to honour all who have served in the past and will serve in the future.|
|The Avro “Anson” was widely used as an instructional aircraft in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War, at Moncton and Chatham, NB for pilot, navigation, bombing, gunnery and radio instruction. The example shown here was built in Amherst NS just across the marsh from Sackville, and was one of nearly 3,000 built in Canada of more than 11,000 built worldwide. It remained in production from 1936 until 1952.|
|This memorial is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force, 2014.|
BATTLE OF NORMANDY
D DAY JUNE 6TH, 1944
A VIAL OF SAND TAKEN FROM JUNO BEACH HAS
|“For Navy Veterans and the Love of Rhodies,” The White Fence, 46, May 2010.|