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Highway of Heroes Song Continues to Benefit Veterans’ Health

OTA paid costs of Beneath the Vigils recording

(April 27, 2012) — Back in 2010, the Ontario Trucking Association paid for the recording of the song, Beneath the Vigils, honouring Canada’s fallen soldiers and their families, who make their final journey home along the Highway of Heroes.

The song performed by the Oshawa Civic Band and the Pipes and Drums of Branch #43 Royal Canadian Legion with help from Dan Clancy of Lighthouse on the vocal version. (Don’t miss this YouTube tribute video of the song).

All proceeds from the sale of the recording are earmarked for the Operational Stress Injury Clinic at Parkwood Hospital of the St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Ont.

This clinic offers a specialized mental health service to veterans who are encountering ongoing difficulties as a result of service-related psychological injury and traumatic events. Your contribution will help veterans live each day feeling a sense of dignity and belonging and to advance their overall health and well-being as proud members of their community.

Keith Martin, a piper with the Legion Br. 43 band and composer of the song, recently contacted OTA to say that so far the recording has generated almost $20,000 for the clinic. Sales have come from every continent except Antarctica. Keith also mentioned that the project has been receiving a lot of good publicity with OTA’s contribution often being noted.