Hundreds of Canadians paid tribute to slain Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as a procession carrying the fallen soldier to his hometown of Hamilton rode on Ontario’s Highway of Heroes on Friday.
According to various news outlets in Canada, Cpl. Cirillo’s motorcade left Ottawa in the afternoon on Oct. 24 to start the journey to the soldier’s hometown along Highway 401. Law enforcement provided escort all the way.
Canada’s Global News reported that Canadians paying their respects lined the overpasses along the highway and recited “O Canada” as the procession drove by.
When the motorcade arrived at Cirillo’s hometown the same night, it was welcomed by applauding crowds waving Canadian flags.
It is uncertain whether the funeral will be open to the public.
On Oct. 22, unarmed reservist Cpl. Cirillo, 24, was gunned won by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, an Islam-convert, when he was guarding the National War Memorial.
Zehaf-Bibeau then stormed Parliament Hill where he was killed by Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms of Canada’s House of Commons. Vickers has been hailed a hero.