Hope & the Highway of Heroes
How apt that the student assigned to introduce me and Highway of Heroes at the Hackmatack ceremony in Moncton in April was a girl named HOPE. The phenomenon of Canadians lining the bridges over the highway whenever a fallen soldier makes the journey is a comfort to the families who travel with them, but we certainly all HOPE that no more journeys like those that inspired the Highway of Heroes phenomenon will have to be made. Thanks, Hope, for your nice introduction.
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.