Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fallen Heroes

Yesterday the families, friends and fellow Canadians mourned the return of our four fallen soldiers from Afghanistan. These young men joined 112 of their comrades who gave their lives for freedom and democracy.

As the soldiers' remains were taken from the military base to Toronto, a procession of hearses travelled along a stretch of Ontario's Highway 401 known as the "Highway of Heroes". As the motorcade passed by, hundreds of people with flags lined bridges and roads {as they have done to everyone of our fallen soldiers throughout the years} respectfully waving and clapping ... their simple way of saying "Thank you for your great sacrifice and we are so proud of you!".

I witnessed one of these procession last year as I was driving not far behind the hearse. It was one of the most moving and emotional experiences of my life. You can't help but shed tears for the mothers, fathers, wives, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers and friends who lost their loved ones to this war. I earnestly pray that this will be the last and the next procession will be that of welcoming back ALL our uniformed young men and women ALIVE and mission accomplished!

To the families and friends of our fallen heroes we are ....


Jayvee and Mei Ann Guerrero

1 comment:

Thank you for your sweet words.

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