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2019 Federal Budget Includes $2.9 Million in Funding to Support the Construction of the World’s Largest Living 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 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.
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!
Representatives and supporters of the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign rejoiced over the decision to increase financial support from the Government of Canada. To support the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, the 2019 Federal Budget proposes to provide $2.9 million over three years, starting in 2019-20, through Veterans Affairs Canada. This funding will help support the planting of 2,000,000 trees between Trenton and Toronto, one tree for every Canadian that has volunteered for military service during times of conflict. 117,000 of the most prominent trees will be planted along and near the stretch of the 401 known as the Highway of Heroes, one tree for every life lost while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Support from the Government of Canada is crucial to the campaign reaching its $10 million fundraising goal by end of 2020 and ensuring that the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute is completed by 2022. READ MORE>>
By the end of our 2018 fiscal year, our campaign raised $3.5 million of our $10 million goal and planted nearly 100,000 trees towards our 2 million tree goal. All of this wouldn’t be possible without your support.
Check out our 2017-18 Year in Review for all the success we have achieved together.
Recently, we sat down with Don Cherry, Legendary Canadian Media personality and a Champion of the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign.