Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

July 16, 2009 10:54 ET

Governor General Announces the Award of 18 Bravery Decorations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 16, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, today announced the awarding of 18 Medals of Bravery. The recipients will be invited to receive their decorations at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

The Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972. The Cross of Valour (C.V.) recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril; the Star of Courage (S.C.) recognizes acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril; and the Medal of Bravery (M.B.) recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

A list of recipients (Annex A) and their citations (Annex B), as well as a fact sheet on the Bravery Decorations (Annex C), are attached.

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