The Ministry of Environment ActONLitter Waste Reduction Week continues with Highway of Heroes Volunteers cleaning Toronto Road in Port Hope on Thursday, October 22, 2020 with Silver Cross Mother Anna Loveman.
The off/on-ramps to the Highway of Heroes at Toronto Road are named in honour of Craftman Kyle Sinclar who was killed at CFB Petawawa while repairing a armoured vehicle.
Sinclair’s mother, Anna Loveman and a number of people have cleaned the area on September 7, 24 and October 22.
There have been 16 bags of garbage picked up in that area alone.
“It’s horrendous,” said Kerri Tadeu who adopted the entire section of the Highway of Heroes and along with a group of volunteers cleans the highway twice a year.
With no Remembrance Day Ceremonies planned this year due to COVID-19, the small group had a moment of silence to remember “all that gave some and some that gave all,”on the Highway of Heroes.
Queenies Bakery owner Adam Pearson brought some chili and light snacks.
Both Loveman and her son’s birthday are only a few days apart and the group sang happy birthday.
Shortly after, they honoured Sinclair and others who travelled along the Highway of Heroes.
A minute of silence was held, then Gabby Koch beautifully sang Amazing Grace.
“They say you die twice – once when you take your last breath and the second later on when your name is spoken for the last time. At Remembrance Day Ceremonies we say their names. The names of the Fallen who gave their today’s for our tomorrow’s and since receiving an education about what service and sacrifice really means I understand that never was so much owed to so few by so many and when I knew better I started to do better.”