Officially rename the Bridges on Highway 401

Now that the 401 is officially designated 'Highway of Heroes' the individual bridges crossing the Highway should be named after each soldier who has paid the supreme sacrifice.

In Ontario, when a Canadian soldier dies for his country in Afghanistan they touch Canadian soil at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. From there, a funeral procession leaves the base and heads to Toronto, Ontario taking our departed heroes to the Centre for Forensic Sciences. Along the 172km path of Highway 401 people fill the overpasses to show their support, waving Canadian flags and signs, in a sort of paying their respects to the fallen and their families.

It's been officially designated the "Highway of Heroes" and I would love to see each bridge named after a soldier who has paid the supreme sacrifice. "The Highway of Heroes".is a meeting place for the thousands of people who line the bridges along the way as a mark of respect. The Highway will be remembered as such in the future for generations to gather and pay their respects. It would cost little to name each bridge after one of the fallen and it would demonstrate a communal sharing of the burden their families must bear.

A decision to do this lies with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and and the Municipalities in which the bridges are located. Contact your local Council and bring pressure on them to acknowledge our Soldiers.


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Original Story

1. The official renaming will show our respect for the Fallen and their Families

2. It will confirm Canada's resolve to bring freedom, peace and self determination to opressed nations

3. The Highway of Heroes should be remembered as such in the future for generations to gather and pay their respects.