Highways of Heroes
In June 2012 Premier Greg Selinger and representatives of the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Legion were present for the unveiling of Manitoba’s Highway of Heroes. This 180 km of Trans-Canada Highway between Winnipeg and Canadian Forces Base Shiloh is dedicated to those who have served in the Canadian Forces.
The first Highway of Heroes was designated in 2007 in Ontario between Trenton and Toronto, where large groups of civilians lined up to show support for their troops whenever a killed soldier was returned home to Canadian Forces Base Trenton. Manitoba joins Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia in dedicating such a highway.
Source: Canadian Press