Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 16, 2009 09:28 ET

Governor General Announces 41 Decorations for Bravery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, today announced the awarding of five Stars of Courage and 36 Medals of Bravery. The recipients will be invited to receive their decorations at a ceremony to be held at Rideau Hall 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 the recipients' citations (Annex B), as well as a fact sheet on the Decorations for Bravery (Annex C), are attached.

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