Fodor's Expert Review Silent Witness Memorial

Gander Monument

The memorial marks the spot where, on December 12, 1985, an Arrow Air DC-8 carrying the 101st Airborne Division home for Christmas crashed, killing 256 American soldiers and civilian flight crew. The site lies just off the highway on a rough gravel road, but it's a must-see. The setting, a clearing in the woods overlooking the grandeur of Gander Lake, is peaceful and moving, and the memorial sculpture, of a boy and girl holding the hands of a peacekeeper, is poignantly rendered.


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Eastern side of Trans-Canada Hwy.
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador  Canada

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