- 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.
- 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.
- — Ontario Prov Police (@OPP_GTATraffic)Sat, Oct 25 2014 00:06:35
- — Tracey Rose (@videogirlprod)Sat, Oct 25 2014 00:27:34#highwayofheroes this has truly been one of the saddest and proudest days of my life. Nathan is now Canada's son, brother and friend.
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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