Quinte, On. real estate agent: The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Trenton Ontario

The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Trenton Ontario

Trenton is a very logical place for this proposed memorial site.

The repatriation of the bodies of the men and women who have sacrificed everything starts here at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. The stretch of highway between Trenton and Toronto is now called "the Highway of Heroes" because this is the route the motorcade takes to transport them to the coroner's office in Toronto. Thousands of people line up along the way every single time to pay their respects. Their final journey starts right here in Trenton, and this is why Trenton is the logical choice for this memorial.

So far we have repatriated 155 soldiers, and I truly hope that there will be no more. However, should there be, I know that the people of Trenton will once again line up along the highway no matter what the weather is like.

 The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial is still in the development stages and it needs a lot of support. So far most of the financial support has been from local people and businesses, but it is starting to get more support from people in other communities as well. About $156,000 of the needed $1.5 million has been raised.

From the website; (bold letters are my idea)

How can Canadians give to help build the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial? Please join all Canadians coast to coast who have already been giving to this Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund. This is not a government initiative, but solely funded by Canadians honoring Canadian soldiers. Individuals, companies and organizations are all welcome to contribute to the fund to complete the $1.5 million dollar project. Donations, no matter how small, will make this a reality.




Comment balloon 6 commentsMalcolm Johnston • November 11 2011 01:56PM


Thank you for sharing the patriotism of those who line the "Highway of Heroes" in honor of those who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan. The Repatriation Memorial belongs to the people of Trenton for their vigilance to the men and women returning.

Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) over 8 years ago

A worthy cause Malcolm. I rather like the living memorial of Canadians lining the highway for each fallen soldier more.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

That is a huge mountain to climb my friend, but I am sure you are the man to do it. It's a great cause and lots donations regardless of size would help. Maybe they should sponsor bricks in the building of it.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - These are incredibly stirring photos.  What an amazing tribute to those fallen soldiers.  The proposed memorial site looks very tasteful and I'm glad it will be in Trenton.

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 8 years ago

Malcom, great post for a awesome cause. I always support anything regarding our troops and fallen soldiers.


Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 8 years ago

Good Evening Malcolm:
Canadians taking the lead in an initiative to show their unwavering support for the fallen, and servicemembers in general is quite a noble effort.  I wish you all the best...keep us posted. 

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 8 years ago