CTV NEWS: Highway of Heroes tree-planting campaign seeking funds for a 'living memorial'

People stand along an overpass above the Highway of Heroes in this undated file photo. - CTV NEWS

People stand along an overpass above the Highway of Heroes in this undated file photo. - CTV NEWS

Jeremiah Rodriguez, CTVNews.ca Staff

If campaigners get their way, by 2022, you can expect to see thousands of new trees lining Canada’s Highway of Heroes –a stretch of Ontario’s Highway 401 where the caskets of fallen soldiers are transported as they’re repatriated to Canada.

Members of the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign --which aims to plant two million tree saplings across Canada -- is looking for $3 million from the federal government and $2 million from Ontario to accomplish their goal.

Some of these trees would be planted along the Highway of Heroes that stretches from Trenton to Toronto in southern Ontario.

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