Hundreds are lining the highway and overpasses to honour the fallen volunteer fighter who is retuning home today. The body of John Gallagher is being honoured with a Highway of Heroes procession as he travels home to Blenheim, from Toronto. Londoners are welcoming the Canadian Forces veteran home by lining the road and paying tribute to Gallagher for his service. Canadian flags can be seen hanging from the overpasses as the procession travels west, past London. The group of cars left Toronto at noon and made their way through London at around 2:45pm.
Firetrucks from the Firefighters Association are parked on each overpass with flags to pay their respects. The Canadian Government was active in bringing Gallagher’s body home, with the procession being organized by the Canadian Heroes Foundation.
The 32-year old Chatham-Kenth native was acting as a volunteer fighter in Syria and was working with Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, when he was shot on November 4th. A public service will be held in Toronto at a later date.