As news of the shooting in Ottawa flowed over the news channels and internet on Wednesday, the shock then the sadness overcame our nation. And then the patriotism. Canada is not normally a flag-waving nation like our neighbours to the south. But when something matters, we get those flags out.
Thousands of Canadians lined the highway and overpasses as Cpl Nathan Cirillo's body was transported along the Highway of Heroes from Ottawa to Hamilton on Friday. It was a sea of red and white as Canadian flags were waving in the breeze as the hearse slowly made its way past the crowds gathered to pay their respects.
Young and old showed their support.
It was an amazing site to see and makes my proud to be Canadian.
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