TORONTO -- A planned procession of nearly 100 cars and trucks, scheduled to travel from Trenton, Ont., to Toronto this weekend to commemorate the lives of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, has some military families seeing red.Quote has been trimmed
Saturday's event, organized by a group called the Red Fridays Foundation of Canada, will be led by a red Chrysler -- donated by a local dealership -- emblazoned with the names of 83 soldiers killed since 2002.
Another 83 red vehicles, all of them provided by individual supporters, will follow the lead car down the stretch of Ontario freeway dubbed the Highway of Heroes -- the same route taken by the solemn procession that follows the repatriation of a fallen soldier's remains.
"It's a tribute to the men and women who have recently fallen in Afghanistan,'' said event organizer Brian Muntz, who expects about 15 families who have lost loved ones to the war, including some from outside Ontario, to participate.
"This is something to bring support for our troops to the public forefront.''