1. It's the path no soldier, or their family, ever wants to take.
  2. Ontario's Highway of Heroes was designated on August 24, 2007.
  3. Awaiting Cpl. #NathanCirillo. #Canada #hero #highwayofheroes #Ottawa #Ontario #OCanada
    Awaiting Cpl. #NathanCirillo. #Canada #hero #highwayofheroes #Ottawa #Ontario #OCanada
  4. Rough day at work. And now I'm here. My heart is heavy but at the same time so full because of this wonderful country we live in. Hundreds of people here all waiting in silence. #HighwayofHeroes #NathanCirillo #ygk
    Rough day at work. And now I'm here. My heart is heavy but at the same time so full because of this wonderful country we live in. Hundreds of people here all waiting in silence. #HighwayofHeroes #NathanCirillo #ygk
  5. The origin of the names comes from the road is travelled by funeral convoys for fallen Canadian Forces personnel from CFB Trenton to the coroner's office in Toronto.
  6. The procession for the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo:
  7. The procession left from Ottawa shortly after 2 p.m. ET on Friday en route to Hamilton. The procession is expected to arrive there around 6 p.m. ET. Onlookers are already gathering on overpasses outside of Ottawa, waiting to catch a glimpse of and pay tribute to Cpl. Nathatn Cirillo. The soldier was killed by a gunman on Wednesday while he stood guard at the National War Memorial in downtwon Ottawa.
  8. Thousands of people are lined up along the route, flooding social media with compelling and emotional images of the hearse along the infamous highway. Many of the photos featuring the Canadian flag, in a show of national pride for the fallen soldier.
  9. Thank you Cpl. Nathan Cirillo #highwayofheroes
    Thank you Cpl. Nathan Cirillo #highwayofheroes
  10. #proudtobe #Canadian #highwayofheroes
    #proudtobe #Canadian #highwayofheroes
  11. From the hundreds of people, to the hundreds of Canadian flags, to the hundreds of honking cars passing by... Truly a memorable and emotional experience. RIP Cpl Cirillo ❤️ #canadastrong #highwayofheroes
    From the hundreds of people, to the hundreds of Canadian flags, to the hundreds of honking cars passing by... Truly a memorable and emotional experience. RIP Cpl Cirillo ❤️ #canadastrong #highwayofheroes
  12. #NathanCirillo rentrera a #Hamilton par l'Autoroute des Héros, l'un des plus grands honneurs que le #Canada rend a ses soldats tombés. #HighwayOfHeroes #AutorouteDesHeros #ottawaevents #CanadianArmedForces #redfriday
    #NathanCirillo rentrera a #Hamilton par l'Autoroute des Héros, l'un des plus grands honneurs que le #Canada rend a ses soldats tombés. #HighwayOfHeroes #AutorouteDesHeros #ottawaevents #CanadianArmedForces #redfriday
  13. Highway of heroes #ThankYou #OttawaStrong 📕🍁📕 #HighwayOfHeroes
    Highway of heroes #ThankYou #OttawaStrong 📕🍁📕 #HighwayOfHeroes
  14. Proud to be from this area, in this country. #highwayofheroes
    Proud to be from this area, in this country. #highwayofheroes
  15. O Canada.  Respect.  Entire highway is now lined up.  Every car is honking .  Fire dept just showed up and raised ladder on bridge. #Cirillo #highwayofheroes
    O Canada. Respect. Entire highway is now lined up. Every car is honking . Fire dept just showed up and raised ladder on bridge. #Cirillo #highwayofheroes
  16. On the bridge for @ncitaly ...#highwayofheroes  #hero #proudtobeCanadian #ajax #rip
    On the bridge for @ncitaly ...#highwayofheroes #hero #proudtobeCanadian #ajax #rip
  17. The hearse itself is the subject of many images, the closest the bystanders will get to seeing the soldier so many consider a hero, in real life.
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