Highway of Heroes Title Photo

In 2002 four Canadian soldiers lost their lives in a friendly fire incident.  Upon their patriation to Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Ontario, the fallen soldiers were reunited with their families. From there they were to drive 100 miles down Highway 401 to the  Coroner's office in Toronto.  A number of Canadians went to bridges and overpasses, many with Canadian flags as a show of respect for the families as they passed.

Over the years as the casualty list lengthened, more and more Canadians flocked to the overpasses in a show of respect for our fallen soldiers. And so was born the Highway of Heroes. In 2007 after the efforts of many people but Pete Fisher and Joe Warmington in particular, the stretch of  highway between Toronto and Trenton was officially named the Highway of Heroes.
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Important Links

Pete Fisher’s Highway of Heroes Presentation
If I Should Fall
NBC Report on the Highway of Heroes
A Fallen Canadian Returns

Trews Highway of Heroes  Song
Ginny Mcllmoyle’s Highway of Heroes Song
Bob Reid's Highway of Heroes
Bob Reid's Soldier Welcome Home
Soldier On Fund
Wounded Warriors Foundation

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