Canadian Victoria Cross Unveiling

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Canadian Victoria Cross Unveiling

Governor General Michaëlle Jean unveils the newly minted Canadian Victoria Cross at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ont., May 16, 2008. The Victoria Cross is Canada’s highest military decoration and recognizes extraordinary acts performed by members of the Canadian Force while on duty.

Following Ms. Jean’s opening remarks, Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses the audience of parliamentarians, Canadian Forces members, and veterans.