Canadian Dept of Justice

This is a direct quote from the web site of the Canadian Dept of Justice.

Question— Can I wear my relative’s medals?

Medals may only be worn by the veteran. This is considered of such high importance that it is a criminal offense to wear military medals that someone else has earned.

There you have it folks, it is against the law in Canada for a widow or family member to wear their deceased father/husbands medals (on right breast) as a mark of respect and remembrance at a Remembrance Day Ceremony. A violator would face prosecution- fine and or jail.

Now!!!canada_flag can someone tell me why we need this senseless and unnecessary law??

You might note, it is not the law in the UK, Australia or New Zealand and other Commonwealth Countries.

God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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