The Highway of Heroes coin can now be expected in October as reliably gathered from an announcement by the The Royal Canadian Mint. he mint through this announcement as now accepted to mint coins commemorative of Canadian soldiers who fell during the reparations-- an idea the mint had earlier rejected in November 2010, after initially rejecting the idea to produce a Highway of Heroes coin to commemorate the falling of Canadian soldiers at recent reparations, the mint has finally bowed to popular demand winch included massive rally organized by the grassroots movement of people who were reported o have lined bridges to press home their demands.
According to reports, the demand for the coins spread like wild fires starting from a small local demand to a unanimous support from whole municipals, the support for the coins have been so massive that the Royal Canadian Mint had to bow to public opinion.Events gathered more momentum as time went on with the earliest positive indicators dating as far back as Dec. 6, 2010 when the Northumberland County council got the promise that the mint would accede to popular demands.
Finally, the green light appeared very recently wit a declaration from mint officials that mid-October 2011 would be the long-awaited date for the launching of the coins. From the announcement also emerged the hint that the Highway of Heroes coin was still in design stages. It was also hinted that the government of Canada would take the final decision on the issue.
Bennett stated the final decision for all coin approvals rests with the Government of Canada. As made clear from the statement from Bennet however, the launching of the coins could be taken as done because there would be a meeting this summer to decide on a specific launching date.
Also very clear from the statement is the fact that public support for the Highway of Heroes coin has been overwhelming and the decision of the Royal Canadian Mint is a honorable acceptance of strong public opinion for which the Mint should be commended.