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Watch The Living Tribute Grow

Follow our progress as our campaign comes to life through community events and the planting of this 170km-long memorial.



The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign

Honouring our military. Cooling the environment. Beautifying North America’s most traveled highway.


We are planting 117,000 trees – one tree for each of Canada’s war dead since Confederation. A living, breathing memorial.

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 117,000 trees along this 170km stretch of highway to honour each of Canada’s war dead. Every Canadian can be a part of this historic tribute. Look at the names on the cenotaph in YOUR community. Help us to honour those from YOUR community and ensure their spirit lives on in a living tribute!!

Honour & Remembrance

Ivan Wesley Kelly

Matthias Smith

Lewis B. Smith

Henry Louis Norwest

Charles Checker

Colonel Jeffrey Parker

Private Fred Smith | Perth Regiment #A11766 | KIA Dec.1944, Villa Nova, Italy

J. Stewart Scott from Lanark County (Perth), ON. Served proudly in the RCAF during WWII.

Shawn Eades

Mark Graham

Lt. Col. John W. Foote V.C. C.D

Robert Baker Albright | Rank: Pilot Officer | Service No.: J/15590 Division 405 Squadron Unit | Royal Canadian Airforce | Bob was born on March 5, 1916 | Bob died July 24, 1942 when his plane crashed and all on board were killed. He is buried at Barmby Church Yard.

Robert Baker Albright

Diesel & Tiffany - Honouring their service to their country and their fellow servicemen & women.

Corporal Daryll Davies

Battery Sergeant Major Frank Shepherd

The Parents of Joanna Carlberg, Veterans of WWII

Thomas H. Hemming

Sir Leonard Tilley, a New Brunswicker, was a Father of Confederation

The Uncle of a donor who was a 21 year old RCAF bomber pilot, was shot down over Berlin in 1943

Tushar Pain

John(Midge) Midgley

Thomas William Boucher

Maxwell Armitage

Gordon Spearman

Cecil Fulcher 727581 110th WWI

Lewis Fulcher 42nd 126164 WWI Vimy Memorial

Sgt Thomas D'Arcy McGee

George Soles

Cpl Marie-France Comeau

Pierrette (Perry) Simard, RCAF MWO (Ret'd)

William Smith

Carleton John Bryant - served in the North of France at Vimy Ridge

Donald P. Stewart - Born 1933 died 2012, joined RAF in Scotland in 1951 as a peacekeeper in Germany until 1956

Pte William Marshall

Pte Jean-Maurice Dicaire

Chief Johnson Paudash

Honouring all the past and present members of Thornhill Presbyterian Church who have served this country.

Morton, Arthur Ernest Bernard - Unit 99th Battalion, Rank Lieutenant, Name A.E. Morton, Officers Declaration Paper C.E.F., Date March 13th, 1916, Windsor, ON

Staff Sargeant Thomas Thewlis Moore - RCAP

Bertram Graham

Reece Edwin Sparling RCAF WWII RCAF 418 Squadron

Percival Frank Green WWI

All Veterans of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211

Past and present Veterans at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 370 Iroquois, Ontario

Col. Fred Tilston, VC

Sgt. Thomas Clifford Brisco

Pte. Richard Paul Beazley The North Shore (N.B.) Regiment, R.C.I.C. 26th February, 1945

Charles Edwin Sweet Chief petty officer RCN 2563 Died April 29th 1944 on the H.M.C.S. Athabaskan

Ernie Ellis, RCAF Veteran

Jack Coros 1920-1998 Served in World War II. Liberated the village of Kampen Holland April 1945. The home of his future bride Mies.

W/O Robert John Wilson of the Royal Canadian Regiment

William "Poppy" Emslie, WWII Navy

Clifford Roland Staples fought at Vimy Ridge in the First World War

Charlie Winn

Donald David Lamont - WWII Veteran Royal Canadian Navy (deceased)

In memory of all veteran from the former Town of Lindsay and surrounding area, County of Victoria, now City of Kawartha Lakes who paid the supreme sacrifice during conflicts from time of Confederation to current conflicts

George Heron - enlisted Port Hope May 1915 - 39th Batt. 3rd C.E.F.

MCpl Howard Mark Smith, Essex Scottish Regiment WW2 vet, and 2nd Canadian Guards UN Cyprus peacekeeping

MWO James Bernard "Bill" Eno, RCASC, UN Egypt Sinai peace keeping tour

Sergeant Roy Hutchinson Moon - WWII

Allan Doiron ,killed in Action Sept 5,1944 He lays buried in France

Robert James Ingram, a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy who served throughout the Second World War on a corvette.

Charles MacDonell who fought in the Second World War

James Albert William Jolley & Sarah Elizabeth Jolley (Blick) RCN veterans of World War II

Ollie Edward Cromwell WWII

Charles Edward Cromwell WWI

Private William Ward, 142633, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.) died October 8th, 1916 - buried at Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France. Left behind 5 children.

Alan Foy - gunner in WW2

Private Cecil Everett Cathcart, from Ottawa, Served in WW1, 74th 11, enlisted 1915

Herbert Osborn who died 100 years ago on April 1 1917 in the trenches at Vimy. He is buried in France.

Sir Herbert A. Strutt who served in the RCAF 411 Squadron, 126 Air Field, 2nd TAF. This was the Leading Air Field for France/Hamburg. He signed up in 1940, age 20, and was discharged Sept 15, 1945. In his tour of duty, he travelled to England, Belgium, France, Germany, and Holland.

Thomas King

LCol R.E. Gilbank, CD

Major Robert Forbes, CD

Sgt. Craig Paul Gillam, died serving his country October 3, 2006

Past and present members of Thornhill Presbyterian Church who have served this country.

Thomas R Carr

Staff Sargeant Thomas Thewlis Moore

Frederick Francis Duff, killed June 1942 in the 1000 Bomber Raid over Bremen, Germany

Private Henry J. Frost - Edmonton, Alberta Second World War North Nova Scotia Highlanders Deceased - Normandy, July 1944

Private Jean-Maurice Dicaire- Regiment de Maisonneuve- KIA on Sunday October 29, 1944 in Kloetinge/Goes, Holland. He was 23 years old.

Alex Racette a WW1 veteran

William Greenaway KIA Aug 19,1942 Dieppe France

George Bushell who fought in WWI

Russell Boswell who is a living Veteran of WWII

Michael Derek Lawrence. RAF pilot in WW 2 and the Berlin Airlift. Service Number 553773

William Tough who served in WWI as a Marine

Kenneth Lloyd Duncan who served in WWII navy

CHARLES (? - 1967) 22ième Régiment Royal du Canada (2ième Guerrre mondiale)

Kenneth George Truin - who was killed in Holland on March 15 in 1945. He was 25 years old and a Royal Canadian Engineer. His service # is A48528.

John William Dempster

Jack Sinclair Boyer - KIA, Jan. 31st, 1943, RCAF Sergeant - Navigator and a Member of 145 Squadron - Killed over the North Atlantic..... And His Brother...... Gilbert Davies Boyer - KIA, April 4th, 1943, RCAF Sergeant - Wireless Operator/Air Gunner and a Member 408 Squadron. Buried in The Netherlands

Sgt. Shawn Allen Eades - KIA, Aug. 20, 2008 - Zharey District, Afghanistan

Corporal James Hayward Arnal - KIA, July 18, 2008; Panjwaii District, Afghanistan

Patrick O'Connor - Canadian Army - Korea, KIA, May, 1951

Barry O'Connor - RCAF, WWII - Tail Gunner, KIA over Skagerak, Denmark 1942

Private Martin Weber: Died in 1944 and is buried in the Canadian war cemetery Bretville-sur-laize near Cann, in northern France.

Lance Corporal James Henry Walter Johnson: (B/75006) 48th Highlanders of Canada. Died on May 23, 1944 at the age of 25. Buried in the Cassino War Cemetery. From the Harris Family

Mrs. Frances Gilchrist in remembrance of her parents; Douglas and Margaret Baker

John Harder, WWII vet who passed away this year. "He would have loved this!"

Major Jacqueline Grace Brewe - WWII Military Nursing Sister

Mr. John S. Murray - Navigator/Observer - Burma - WWII Ferdnand Maurice Aube - serving in Canada & Europe in WWII Walter Roy Couperthwaite Ernest George Sellers - Royal Canadian Navy, WWII Jonna Ebel and Doug Stemmler

William Temple Hall - RCAF, WWII - KIA over Hamburg, 1941

Lt. Colonel George Robert Irvin Power - WWII Veteran

Charles Cardinal - WWII POW in Hong Kong

Robert Cardinal - served during WWII in Canada and Europe

George Frederick Reid - Canadian Army

Harold Cardinal - served during WWII in Canada and Europe

John Cornelius Reid - RCAF

Issac Henry Cardinal - WWII demolitions expert - Canadian Army

Carl Murray Parise - Canadian Army

Leonard Edward Reid - RCAF

Hugh Beaty

Clifford James Challenger - Pilot Officer, J/18123, Royal Canadian Air Force, 57 Squadron: Killed on June 13, 1943

Flight Sergeant F.G.Fisher; member of RCAF Squadron 429. Died on Feb. 27 1945 when their Halifax Bomber crashed on takeoff, killing him and five other members.

Medard Cardinal - served during WWII in Canada and Europe