When a Canadian dies serving abroad (a member of the armed forces, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, or a civilian serving with these organisations), their remains have to be examined by the chief coroner. The bodies are repatriated in a ceremony at our largest military airfield, CFB Trenton, where they are met by members of their family as well as dignitaries. The bodies are then processed close to 175 km to the coroner's office in Toronto. The route is pretty much a straight shot down highway 401; thus that section of 401 has been named The Highway of Heroes. There are dozens of overpasses between Trenton and Toronto so all kinds of people come from near and far to stand along the route, especially to fill the overpasses, as a tribute to the fallen and a show of support for the grieving families. It's nothing official, it's just a thing that people started doing which has become culturally important around here.
Anyhow, I released a book called "Highway of Heroes: True Patriot Love" which was written by a photographer/journalist who has covered a lot of these ceremonies and processions. I left it at a rest stop on the Highway of Heroes a little over a week ago. Unfortunately, there wasn't a great place to leave it, but in the end I left it propped against the foot of a photo-prop moose in a Mountie uniform.
And if you're interested, there is a slideshow of some of the journalist's pictures here (many of them are in the book I released): https://www.youtube.com/watch?...