As the Living Tribute campaign builds momentum and more trees are planted each year we want to share as many stories as possible about the men and women who are honoured through this living memorial. When you make a donation you can share the story of an individual whom you are honouring.
Please read these stories to better understand the monumental sacrifice that has been collectively made by 117,000 brave Canadians. Lest we forget.
Corporal James Hayward Arnal
Born: April 9, 1983 – Kelvington, Saskatchewan
Enlistment: April 22, 2004 -Winnipeg, Manitoba
Deceased: July 18, 2008 – Panjwaii, Afghanistan, Age 25
Sergeant Shawn Allen Eades, CM
Born: March 26, 1975 – Hamilton, Ontario
Enlistment: June 9, 1994 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Deceased: Aug 20, 2008 – Zharey District, Afghanistan, Age 33
Major Michelle Linda Knight Mendes, CD
Born: July 21, 1978 – Wicklow, Ontario
Enlistment: June 21, 1997 – Ottawa, Ontario
Deceased: Apr 23, 2009 – Kandahar, Afghanistan, Age 30