The mission of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute is simple: To plant 2 million trees along and within the communities adjacent to the 401 Highway of Heroes, a tribute to the men and women who fought for Canada in our wars, and a living memorial to the 117,000 who died for freedom. The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign has a threefold benefit: honouring our military, cooling the environment and beautifying the most travelled highway in North America. This Living Tribute is something that touches every Canadian. It transcends political partisanship, ethnic and language diversity, and brings Canadians together from across this great, vast country. Like the building of the Transcontinental Railroad 150 years ago, The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute unites Canadians like few things can. (Gold medal Olympic hockey games excluded).