PHOTOS: DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
From left: Sergeant Patrick Tower received the Star of Military Valour for actions in Afghanistan. The Medal of Military Valour was awarded to (from left) Private Jason Lamont, Master Corporal Collin Ryan Fitzgerald and Sgt. Michael Thomas Victor Denine.
For the first time in Canadian history, the Star of Military Valour and the Medal of Military Valour have been awarded to soldiers of the Canadian Forces.
The Canadian military valour awards were created in 1993 and consist of the Victoria Cross, the Star of Military Valour and the Medal of Military Valour. The Victoria Cross was originally created by Queen Victoria and has previously been awarded to Canadians by Britain. When Canada created its own valour awards, a Canadian Victoria Cross wa...