Taken from a Durham Regional Police officer's perspective, this video follows the last journey from Trenton to Toronto in Canada on Highway 401, also known as the Highway of Heroes. When a fallen soldier returns home from Afghanistan, Canadians line bridge after bridge along the 100km (62 miles) journey from Trenton to Toronto in a show of compassion for the soldiers who give their lives overseas and the families who have lost their loved ones in combat.
The number of Canadian Forces' fatalities resulting from Canadian military activities in Afghanistan is the largest for any single Canadian military mission since the Korean War between 1950 and 1953. A total of 158 Canadian Forces soldiers have been killed in the war since 2002.
In every soldiers return, Canadians come out to show their appreciation and solidarity to the families and those who have fallen as the large convoy makes the final journey.
Let's hope we never have to line those bridges again.
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