Canada’s Highway of Heroes

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. This year, the sacrifice has been brought home by those Canadian soldiers who have given their lives in Afghanistan. The Canadian soldiers are brought back home to the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario and from there, they are then taken to the Center for Forensic Sciences in Toronto along a stretch of Highway 401 that has since been renamed the Highway of Heroes. The stretch of highway is about 100 miles long, and since 2002, as the convoys transport the fallen soldiers, Canadians show their respect and gratitude by lining the side of the highway and every overpass, silently saluting as the convoy passes.

Today I’d like to share a little of the Highway of Heroes with you with a video by John Hill:

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