Whitby This Week: Highway of Heroes tree campaign continues to grow in Whitby

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay joined members of the community at a Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign event at Intrepid Park in Whitby June 14. Canadian Armed Forces member Corporal Nick Kerr received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for outstanding dedication to volunteer work with the campaign. - Sabrina Byrnes/Torstar

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay joined members of the community at a Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign event at Intrepid Park in Whitby June 14. Canadian Armed Forces member Corporal Nick Kerr received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for outstanding dedication to volunteer work with the campaign. - Sabrina Byrnes/Torstar

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by Parvaneh Pessian
Whitby This Week

WHITBY — One week after the 75th anniversary of D-Day, efforts to honour Canada’s fallen heroes continue to take root locally and beyond.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was recently in France to mark the historic milestone, dropped by Durham on June 14 for a Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign event at Intrepid Park. Three hundred additional trees were planted at the Whitby site, which was a top secret spy training school known as Camp X during the Second World War.

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