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The cenotaph in Cardigan, P.E.I. includes the names of local soldiers from previous wars, but not Afghanistan.

The Royal Canadian Legion in Cardigan, P.E.I. is fundraising to put the names of local veterans who served in Afghanistan on its memorial.

The cenotaph includes the names of local soldiers from previous wars, but now the legion wants to add the names of the nine Afghanistan veterans from the area.

It's one of the first places in Canada to do so.

“The amount of pride out there is very obvious on each and every November 11th,” said legion president Grace Blackette.

“We in this little community of Cardigan and area have nine Afghanistan veterans. It’s really something to be proud of. Certainly it's an amazing number for such a little area.”

Blackette said the legion will be fundraising for the next few months. It costs about $50 to have each name added.

The legion hopes to have an unveiling ceremony at the end of May.