Slain soldier rides Highway of Heroes home

Strains of "O Canada" mingled with traffic noise as thousands of people paid their respects to a soldier gunned down at the National War Memorial this week as he made his final journey back to his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario on Friday.

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  1. The motorcade carrying the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo left the funeral home in Ottawa in the early afternoon for the six-hour trip along the Highway of Heroes, a route that frequently saw the repatriation of soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
  2. As in the past when Canadians holding supportive signs or waving the Maple Leaf filled overpasses to show their respects to slain soldiers, crowds gathered along the stretch of Ontario's Highway 401 between Canadian Forces Base Trenton and Toronto.
  3. RIP Corporal Cirillo. Thanks for your service. Have a safe journey home. 🍁 #HighwayOfHeroes #Hamilton… http://t.co/O0Oc5FXLyB
    RIP Corporal Cirillo. Thanks for your service. Have a safe journey home. 🍁 #HighwayOfHeroes #Hamilton http://instagram.com/p/ujUz33ld_S/ 
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