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True Patriot Love adds plaque to Highway of Heroes near Cobourg

By PETE FISHER, Northumberland Today

A new plaque along the Highway of Heroes will be unveiled Thursday. PETE FISHER/NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

A new plaque along the Highway of Heroes will be unveiled Thursday. PETE FISHER/NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

The True Patriot Love Foundation and Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., will unveil a plaque on the Ontario Street overpass in Cobourg on Thursday, starting at 10 a.m. in honour of a fallen soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Capt. Nichola Goddard became the first Canadian women soldier killed in combat on May 17, 2006.

People have stood along the Highway of Heroes paying respects to the fallen and their families which stretches from Trenton to Toronto (172 km) since the first four fallen soldiers came home in 2002. The True Patriot Love Foundation has commissioned the placement of 12 commemorative plaques along the Highway of Heroes overpasses to honour the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. TPL’s Highway of Heroes plaque program provides companies, like Canso, with the unique opportunity to show their support for Canadian service members and their families in an enduring way.  \

“True Patriot Love is incredibly grateful of Canso’s support as a Highway of Heroes Founder Sponsor and we are so honoured to commemorate the life and service of Captain Nichola Goddard, who continues to inspire so many Canadians to this day," said Bronwen Evans, CEO of True Patriot Love. 

The unveiling will be attended by the parents of Capt. Goddard, members from the Royal Military College, staff of True Patriot love, and staff of CANSO Funds who have sponsored the plaque.