New Sacrifice Medal

Canadian soldiers and civilians wounded or killed in combat will now receive a commemoration for their sacrifice, Governor General Michäelle Jean announced last week.

Published: Wednesday, 09/03/2008 12:00 am EDT

Canadian soldiers and civilians wounded or killed in combat will now receive a commemoration for their sacrifice, Governor General Michäelle Jean announced last week. All 93 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, the hundreds wounded, as well as diplomat Glyn Berry are eligible for the new Sacrifice Medal as eligibility has been backdated to Oct. 7, 2001. Previously, small strips of gold braid were worn on the left sleeve by soldiers wounded in combat. That tradition started in the First World War.

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