Saskatchewan In­tro­duces Mil­i­tary Ser­vice Pin

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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://lt­­i­tary-ser­vice-pin. Saskatchewan is be­lieved to be the first prov­ince or ter­ri­tory to de­velop a recog­ni­tion pro­gram of this na­ture.

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