Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The Sacrifice Medal
Shown here is an artistic rendering of the Medal created by the Chancellery of Honours.
On August 29, 2008 - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, was pleased to announce that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II approved the creation of the Sacrifice Medal. The medal will be awarded to military personnel, members of allied forces or Canadian civilians working under the authority of the Canadian Forces, who suffered wounds or death caused by hostile action, on or after October 7, 2001.
“Our soldiers deserve our utmost respect and deepest gratitude,” said the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. “This medal recognizes the valued contribution of those who sacrificed their health or their lives while serving Canada.”
Applications will be processed through the usual military chain of command.
An inaugural presentation ceremony will take place at Rideau Hall at a later date.