A thousand words

A thousand words

"a picture is worth a thousand words" does not do justice to this photo. My heart breaks just looking at the faces of these brave men as they carry the casket of a fallen comrade.

The Highway of Heroes - Canada is the only country in the world that repatriates all their fallen soldiers to the same location (Trenton Air Base, Ontario). Since 2002 supporters of Canadian Troops have been lining the route on the overpasses of the highway; flying a flag, saluting and showing support as the procession of vehicles passes on their way to the official coroner's office for the Troops located in Toronto. In 2007 the Macdonald-Carter Highway 401 became the Highway of Heroes.

The stretch of highway 401 running from Trenton Ontario in remembrance of Canada's fallen soldiers. The soldiers are taken from Canada Forces Base (Trenton) to their final resting place.

Canadians...on the Highway of Heroes

Canada is a large country with a small population. Perhaps that's why we can afford to acknowledge every single fallen soldier.

Canadians...on the Highway of Heroes

Canada is a large country with a small population. Perhaps that's why we can afford to acknowledge every single fallen soldier.

canadian fallen soldiers afghanistan - Highway Of Heroes

canadian fallen soldiers afghanistan - Highway Of Heroes


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