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Highway of Heroes
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Gillian Richardson
CM Magazine

Put yourself in the mind of a young boy, caught up in the heartbreak of losing his soldier dad, and now facing the formal repatriation ceremony that begins at CFB Trenton… The language is simple, the story told in present tense helping each reader experience a close connection with the event…

The second half of the book offers ‘The Story of the Highway,’ explaining how the spontaneous gatherings of hundreds along the route began in 2002…

The highly charged emotional nature of this topic makes it challenging to present in a sensitive and effective way. The choice of two approaches in this book – a personal perspective, and a more objective, factual one – help to balance the grief and loss that underlies the topic. It works.