Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign

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I am posting a link to the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign. In Canada, and many countries around the world, Remembrance Day is held to honour our heroes on November 11th.

To quote the site:

“When a member of Canada’s Armed Forces falls in combat, his or her final journey is along the Highway of Heroes from CFB Trenton to the Coroner’s Office in Toronto.

We are planting 2 million trees along the 401 Highway of Heroes, a tribute to the men and women who fought for Canada in our wars, and a living memorial to the 117,000 who sacrificed their lives for freedom.

As Canadians, we’re proud of our values that guide us to respect green spaces and wilderness, yet too few of us realize we have the highest carbon footprint per capita in the world. We can and will do better.

They have fought to protect our land and our freedom. It is now our collective duty to protect what they’ve fought for.”

Please visit this link for more information about this project https://hohtribute.ca/

Photo from Highway of Heroes

This project is a charity to which you can donate, but community groups can also volunteer to fundraise or participate in plantings. It is quite an impressive undertaking to plant 2,000,000 trees along the highway from Canada Forces Base Trenton to Toronto Ontario. The site mentions that Canadians have the highest carbon footprint in the world. “Our mission is simple: honour our military, protect the environment and beautify North America’s most travelled highway. “

It is in a sense a regional project, but even if you are not from the area, it is quite an inspiring project, hopefully for other remembrance and environmental projects around the world.

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