Medal avail­able to vet­er­ans

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - OPINION -

Since 2014 the gov­ern­ment of France has been award­ing their high­est medal, the Le­gion of Hon­our, to Cana­dian vet­er­ans who par­tic­i­pated in the lib­er­a­tion of France in 1944.

Many vet­er­ans have now re­ceived this great hon­our, but many vet­er­ans may not even know it’s avail­able. The Le­gion of Hon­our is a very sig­nif­i­cant of­fi­cial medal that is equal to the Or­der of Canada. Liv­ing Cana­dian vet­er­ans who saw ser­vice in France or di­rectly sup­ported the lib­er­a­tion cam­paign be­tween June 6, 1944 and Au­gust 30, 1944 may be el­i­gi­ble. There is no cost or fee in­volved. If you would like to ap­ply there is a one-page ap­pli­ca­tion form on the web­site of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Canada or you can con­tact me for help.

For more in­for­ma­tion or as­sis­tance with your ap­pli­ca­tion please con­tact Guy Black, e-mail ko­rea19501953@ya­ and use the sub­ject, Cana­dian Vet­eran or send me a let­ter ad­dressed to Le­gion of Hon­our C/O 515 – 95 Moody Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 0H2. Guy Black Re­cip­i­ent, Min­is­ter of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Com­men­da­tion and Sovereigns Medal for Vol­un­teers

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