As Corporal Cirillo’s journey home took place Friday, people paid homage to the sacrifices he and other Canadian soldiers have made and will continue to make for our country.
The Royal Canadian Legion sent out a message Thursday, urging the public to wear red in honour of Corporal Cirillo’s memory, as well as to show their support for Canadian soldiers following his fatal shooting.
And thousands are doing so. Sharing their photos and moments on Twitter and the Facebook page dedicated to Corporal Cirillo, using the hashtag “red for Nathan.”
Evangeline tweets, “Wearing red for Nathan, Canada strong. We welcome him home today.”
Daniel tweets this photo, saying “hashtag red for Nathan, I have my red on, may he rest in peace. Hashtag highway of heroes, wave Canadian flags high and proud today and everyday.”
A mum of three boys tweets, proud to wear their Canada shirts in Nathan’s memory and show love and pride for our country.
And people as far away as Scandinavia are tweeting their support. Lisa says: “Here’s our contribution for Nathan. Greetings and our sincere support from Finland.”
And even companies are showing their support, employees at this Sobeys are wearing red to honour Canadian soldiers.
And this group of employees at a dealership are also donning red today.
And in the United States, people showing solidarity. This group of workers at the Amalgamated Transit Union international office also wearing red.
This Canadian all the way in Dubai wore red today and posted this message on Facebook: “A heart broken Canadian wearing red proudly paying my respects today to both Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.”
People have dressed their pets in red to show their support.
As well as their children. We’re also hearing many stories of classroom’s being a sea of red today.
Students taking part in the “Wear red for Nathan” movement.
Social media has been flooded with people honouring Corporal Cirillo’s memory since Wednesday’s shooting.
The Facebook page, “Rest in Peace Corporal Nathan Cirillo,” has close to 176-thousand likes, with thousands of comments and photos being posted in honour of his memory.