Lacombe, AB

Community Application Name:

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #79

Location :

Fairview Cemetery, Veterans Field of Honour
4410 Woodland Drive
Lacombe, Alberta
T4L 2G5

Community Website :

Unveiling Date:

July 29, 2017

National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials # :

Community Description:

The City of Lacombe is a quiet community situated between Calgary and Edmonton along the Queen Elisabeth II Highway. Lacombe was named after Albert Lacombe, a French-Canadian Roman Catholic Oblate missionary in 1883 and grew to become a village in 1896 and then a city in 2010. Today the City of Lacombe has a population of approximately 13,057 people.

The community of Lacombe has always had a great history of honouring its Veterans. The Lest We Forget Memorial Park was constructed, in 1924, by the members of Lest We Forget Club to acknowledge the loss of 72 residents during the First World War. And now, a LAV III Monument expands Lacombe’s appreciation for our nation’s military by adding a monument to recognize modern-day veterans from a modern-day conflict. The LAV III Monument is installed at Veterans Field of Honour within Fairview Cemetery. The cemetery is also the final resting place of Master Corporal Byron Greff, the last CAF member killed in Afghanistan, during this conflict.