Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Hwy of Heroes

Pete Fisher, a Cobourg-based Sun Media photographer instrumental in the Highway of Heroes movement, is now sharing Canada's combat losses in Afghanistan with the world.

Pete, with little fanfare, assembled dozens of photographs he has snapped in all kinds of weather since 2002 and posted his respectful seven-minute presentation on YouTube on Jan. 1.

The veteran photographer's heartfelt commitment to the troops and their fallen is reflected in his choice of music and the quality of photographs he chose for his tribute.

Pete snapped the photos from 2002 to the summer of 2007 while an Osprey Media employee in Cobourg, and for Sun Media, Osprey's new owner, since the summer of 2007.

The world now has access to the emotions of Canadians grieving the loss of soldiers killed in Afghanistan, which might seem foreign in lands where lives come cheaply.

Well done, Pete. We can only hope there will be no need for solemn gatherings and cameras on the Highway of Heroes in 2009.

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