Stretch of 401 to be renamed 'Highway of Heroes'


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The stretch of Highway 401 running from Trenton, Ont., to Toronto will be officially renamed the Highway of Heroes in honour of Canada's fallen soldiers.

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Nuggler
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No doubt "Dalty" and "Steve" will put partisan politics aside and both be there for the grand opening, sweat and tears streaming down their shiny, slimy, faces for the photo ops.

Give me a break. Our soldiers deserve better than this. A cheap political bunch of bullsh!t.

Where's the puke pail when you need it.?

BRING THEM HOME.........SEND STEVE!
 
Toro
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That's great news.
 
spaminator
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Trees planted along Highway of Heroes as tribute to Canada's war dead
By Terry Davidson , Toronto Sun
First posted: Friday, November 04, 2016 09:53 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, November 04, 2016 09:54 PM EDT
TORONTO - Canada’s gardening guru has taken to planting trees for the nation’s fallen soldiers.
Mark Cullen was in attendance Friday at Centennial College in Scarborough, where the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute, of which he is chair, celebrated the first year of its epic tree-planting campaign in honour of Canada’s war dead.
Thus far, the initiative has seen the planting of 3,000 trees as part of its ultimate goal of 117,000 — each one, say organizers, representing Canadians killed in combat since Confederation — along the Highway of Heroes, the 170-km stretch of Hwy. 401 between Canadian Forces Base Trenton and the coroner’s office in Toronto.
“The concept ... really began with a bunch of not-for-profit tree planters getting together, saying, ‘The urban tree canopy has been in decline for 50 years. What are we going to do?’” Cullen said. “It was ... Tony DiGiovanni of Landscape Ontario who said, ‘Why don’t we do a reforestation of the Highway of Heroes?’
“And it worked out perfectly because we believe ... there is room on the (highway) corridor for about 117,000 trees — one for each of Canada’s war dead.”
Cullen also announced Friday a plan to plant 2.1 million “service” trees in community areas around the highway in honour of those who’ve served Canada in wars and conflict zones.
Scarborough-Guildwood MP John McKay took his time at the podium to talk of his “hero,” former general Romeo Dallaire, who was witness to the Rwandan genocide of 1994 during his time as commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force.
“Romeo has struggled with (post-traumatic stress disorder) ... for 15 years,” said McKay. “Heroes come among us in many shapes and forms. When I see this tree as I drive into this parking lot from time to time ... this will be, for me, Romeo Dallaire’s tree.”
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Centennial College president Ann Buller, from left, Scarborough-Guildwood MP John McKay, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute chair Mark Cullen and Scarborough-Agincourt MPP Soo Wong plant a tree along the Highway of Heroes on Friday, November 4, 2016. (Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun)

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Remington1
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Very nice.
 
Danbones
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the trees are no substitute for the soldiers who died
for dope and oil and accountants
 
Johnnny
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#bringbackctvnewsbot
 
lone wolf
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I like it ... but I do hope those trees are planted far enough from the traveled portion that one of 401's notoriously bad drivers can't hit them and conspicuously enough that bored and bulletproof Youthful offenders can't wreck them....
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Need more trees, just kill a soldier.

(joking of course).
 
spaminator
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spaminator
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BRAUN: A living tribute to the Highway of Heroes
Liz Braun
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Published:
April 9, 2018
Updated:
April 9, 2018 9:38 PM EDT
A conceptual drawing for the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute
A handsome green boulevard of tribute and peace — who doesn’t want to be part of that?
That’s the plan for the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute, an initiative that will see 2 million new trees planted along the highway and environs to honour veterans and the fallen.
All those trees will also improve the environment.
A conceptual drawing for the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute
The Highway of Heroes is a 170 kilometre-stretch of Hwy. 401, between the Canadian Forces base in Trenton and the coroner’s office in Toronto — the final journey for any member of Canada’s Armed Forces killed in service.
Since the war in Afghanistan, when 159 Canadian men and women died in the conflict, Canadians have stood on bridges and overpasses along the route to pay their respects as motorcades carrying the fallen pass by on their way to Toronto.
Whether they show up out of patriotism, support for the Armed Forces, sympathy for a family’s loss — or all three — thousands come out to show the Canadian flag and honour the dead.
The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign will beautify and distinguish the route using trees and other landscape features. The 2 million trees to be planted represent the men and women who have served Canada in wartime; 117,000 of the trees will be in special spots near the road in memory of every soldier who has died since Confederation.
A conceptual drawing for the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute
Besides honouring the military and making the roadway beautiful, The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign will also help cool the environment.
Volunteer planting events that are part of this campaign help educate Canadians about the importance of reforestation and native trees, particularly as a protection against climate change. Veterans fought to keep Canada glorious and free; it’s our turn to protect the land they fought for.
A conceptual drawing for the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute
Last month, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a $1 million donation to the tree campaign on behalf of the government of Ontario. The goal is to raise $10 million by 2020; the current fundraising total is $2.7 million, or about 30% of the goal.
Those behind the tree campaign want every Canadian to get involved. Two million trees on a $10 million budget works out to about $5 a tree. (Even I can do that math.) So your contribution, big or small, is important.
And if you are one of the first 500 to contribute $150 or more, you’ll receive a Challenge Coin, a limited edition collectable that will attest to your part in the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute. Those are going fast, just FYI.
Visit hohtribute.ca for more information.

http://hohtribute.ca
BRAUN: A living tribute to the Highway of Heroes | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
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Highway of Heroes branches out with 500 new trees along memorial route
Veronica Henri
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Published:
May 24, 2018
Updated:
May 24, 2018 7:22 PM EDT
The Highway for Heroes Tree Campaign just grew again in Scarborough.
School children from Scarborough’s Chief Dan George Public School, members from the Rotary Club and the 42 Canadian Brigade Group of the Canadian Armed Forces dug into a hard clay field and planted 500 trees just east of Meadowvale Rd. and Hwy. 401 Thursday — all for a good cause.
When a member of Canada’s Armed Forces dies in combat, his or her final journey is along the Highway of Heroes from CFB Trenton to the coroner’s office at Keele St. and Hwy. 401. The goal is to plant trees to honour the fallen soldiers and there is a great side effect — the trees are cooling the environment.
Colonel Daniel Stepaniuk CD Commander places a wreath next to a tree. School children, members from the Rotary Club veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces plant 500 trees at Meadowvale Rd. and Hwy. 401 on Thursday May 24, 2018. The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign plans to plant 117,000 trees,one for every fallen Canadian soldier. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun) Veronica Henri / Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun
“We are planting close to two-million trees along the 401 Highway of Heroes, a tribute to the men and women who fought for Canada in our wars, and a living memorial to the 117,000 who sacrificed their lives for freedom,” explains Mark Cullen, chairman of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute.
This translates to one tree for every fallen soldier and this tribute to the members of the Canadian Armed Forces has not gone unnoticed.
School children, members from the Rotary Club veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces plant 500 trees at Meadowvale Rd and the 401 on Thursday May 24, 2018. The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign plans to plant 117,000 trees,one for every fallen Canadian soldier. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun) Veronica Henri / Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun
“Canadians pay tribute to a fallen warrior that gives us hope,” said Col. Daniel R. Stepaniuk. “I know that the trees planted today will put down roots, grow tall and symbolize all that is good about Canada and the brave men and women that serve to protect it.”
School children, members from the Rotary Club veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces plant 500 trees at Meadowvale Rd and the 401 on Thursday May 24, 2018. The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign plans to plant 117,000 trees,one for every fallen Canadian soldier. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun) Veronica Henri / Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun
The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign aims to meet its tree-planting goal by 2022 and hopes to raise $10 million by 2020 for the cause.
To learn more or to donate visit: hohtribute.ca.
vhenri@postmedia.com

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spaminator
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Canada's soldiers honoured with trees planted along Highway of Heroes
Postmedia News
Published:
November 2, 2018
Updated:
November 2, 2018 9:23 PM EDT
BY VERONICA HENRI
One tree represents one fallen soldier.
The Highway of Heroes continues it arduous task of making sure every Canadian Armed Forces soldier is honoured.
“In all, we are going to have 117,000 trees planted along the highway and 2 million trees in total, acknowledging the Canadians that have volunteered for military service over the last couple of hundred years,” said Mark Cullen, Campaign Chair.
This means soldiers will be honoured with a living tree, not just for present-day conflicts, but through Confederation and those serving in the war of 1812 as well.
Volunteers and members of the Canadian Armed Forces planted 300 trees Friday in Whitby at the historical site of Camp X — once a secret paramilitary training installation for covert agents during the Second World War.
“A lot of what inspired me to join the Canadian Armed Forces were those who went before me and all the wars previous to fight on my behalf, for the freedoms that we get to enjoy here,” military member Christopher Ryman said, as rain dripped from his beret.
Volunteers and members of the forces struggled with a field of hard clay, cutting through the dirt with spades, planting row after row until every last tree was planted.
“As we come upon Remembrance Day it is so important … that none of us can forget the people lined along the highway and now that has become such a lasting and enduring symbol, and these trees will make sure that it is preserved for hundreds of years to come,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, and Conservation & Parks.
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