29 Jun 2017

Canada 150 Epic Road Trip by historifax

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This unremarkable piece of highway is actually an important landmark: mile 3,389 of the of Terry Fox's 5,300-mile Marathon of Hope. It was here where Terry Fox was forced to give up his run, as his body had unfortunately given up on him. Within sight of Thunder Bay, this lookout and memorial were completed and dedicated in 1982. We've stopped here to pay respect to a man the children whose courage they've come to know by way of the annual run at school. I'm not sure if many of their classmates have ever come here or will ever have the chance. Even I haven't until today - and in many respects, this place is as moving as some of those I've recently visited in France.