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Highway of Heroes unveiled in New Westminster

Ann Bason, the mother of Master Cpl. Colin Bason who was killed in Afghanistan, Allan De Genova, the president of Honour House and Barry Drews, of the 3rd Canadian Army Veterans, admire the mock-up of the Highway of Heroes sign that will be posted along the Trans-Canada between Langley and Abbotsford to commemorate the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers and first responders. The sign was unveiled at Honour House in New Westminster on Thursday. - MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER
Ann Bason, the mother of Master Cpl. Colin Bason who was killed in Afghanistan, Allan De Genova, the president of Honour House and Barry Drews, of the 3rd Canadian Army Veterans, admire the mock-up of the Highway of Heroes sign that will be posted along the Trans-Canada between Langley and Abbotsford to commemorate the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers and first responders. The sign was unveiled at Honour House in New Westminster on Thursday.
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A section of the Trans-Canada Highway between the 152nd Street exit in Surrey and the Sumas exit in Abbotsford was officially dedicated as the “Highway of Heroes,” during a ceremony at Honour House in New Westminster on Thursday. The stretch of road honours the sacrifice of 13 soldiers from B.C. who’ve died while serving in Afghanistan, including Master Cpl. Colin Bason of the Royal Westminster Regiment. His mother Ann was on hand for the unveiling of a mock-up of the sign, along with Allan De Genova, the president of Honour House, and Barry Drews of the 3rd CAV (Canadian Army Veterans), the group from Chilliwack that was instrumental in getting the road renamed in time for their second annual motorcycle Memorial Ride For The Fallen which was held on Saturday. More than $14,000 was raised for Honour House by the 700 riders who participated.

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