Bronze plaques to line Ontario’s ‘Highway of Heroes’
The sacrifices made by members of the Canadian military and their families are being honoured with 26 bronze commemorative plaques that will be placed at intervals along the Highway of Heroes, which runs from Trenton, Ont., to Toronto.
“I enjoy the thought that I could be driving down the Highway of Heroes and see the plaques,” said Sergeant Cameron Laidlaw, 33, of the Royal Canadian Regiment. “It shows an appreciation to every military member. It’s good recognition from everyday people.”
The Highway of Heroes is the additional name for the stretch of Highway 401 that runs between CFB Trenton and Toronto. The bodies of fallen soldiers, upon being returned to Canada, are driven along this highway from the base to the coroner’s office in Toronto. (Tyler Anderson/National Post)