Friday, May 16, 2008

New Canadian Victoria Cross unveiled

I can't help but wonder if the decision to render the words "For Valour" from the old Victoria Cross into the Latin "Pro Valore" is an attempt to avoid putting it in both official languages? FYI, the only Victoria Cross awarded to an army padre is the one awarded to Padre John Foote of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry for his decision to remain behind with Canadian POWs at Dieppe in 1942. His VC is on display at the Canadian Forces Chaplains School and Centre at CFB Borden.


Globe and Mail update

May 16, 2008 at 11:52 AM EDT

Ottawa — Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor-General MichaĆ«lle Jean unveiled the Canadian Victoria Cross Friday morning, the military honour that will replace the last medal that Canadian soldiers accepted directly from the Queen.

The Canadian Victoria Cross replaces the Victoria Cross as the highest honour awarded to Canadian soldiers.

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