And More Ways to Honour Them
Last week, after my Nov 15 post appeared, I heard from a retired Canadian Forces officer who had read Highway of Heroes. Like me, he has been blown away by the show of support by the thousands of Canadians who have chosen to stand on the bridges over the Highway of Heroes, and he too would like to honour them and the fallen soldiers and soldiers’ families who must travel that route.
He has a proposal to have signs bearing an insignia of the Canadian flag and the Highway of Heroes poppy shield installed on the concrete facings of the overpasses between Trenton and Toronto. These signs would serve as a reminder of our fallen, their families, and the thousands of Canadians who rally to support them.
I have “like”d his Facebook page to lend my support to the idea, and I hope you will too. But as I’ve pointed out in my book, the soldiers who return to Canada damaged by their experiences need support, too. That’s why I decided that some of the proceeds from the sale of the book should go to Wounded Warriors.ca and why I hope you’ll visit their site and do what you can to support their work as well.
Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.