Saskatchewan Introduces Military Service Pin
The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Vaughn Solomon Schofield, has instituted a military service pin to recognize current or former Saskatchewan residents who have served in the CAF. Police officers who have served in Canadian military operations are also eligible. The residency requirement includes those who lived in Saskatchewan solely for military training. The Lieutenant Governor's office is taking a broad interpretation, to make the pin available to as many Saskatchewanians, past & present, as possible.
"Throughout our history, Saskatchewan men and women have served in wars, dangerous peacekeeping missions, and vital domestic operations. They have made enormous sacrifices to represent our nation and to defend the principles of peace, freedom, and justice.
The Lieutenant Governor's Military Service Pin symbolizes the gratitude of the Crown and the people of Saskatchewan for those who have served with honor and valor. The pin is intended to be worn on civilian clothing, so that we might recognize those who serve when they are not in uniform," said the Lieutenant Governor.
Some pins have been mailed in bulk to units for presentation and others to the member's home. Individuals applying online can indicate their preferred mailing address. Details and an application form can be found here: http://ltgov.sk.ca/news-and-events/military-service-pin. Saskatchewan is believed to be the first province or territory to develop a recognition program of this nature.