The Royal Canadian Legion is disappointed and bewildered to hear our country does not plan to issue a Platinum Jubilee medal in 2022. A recent media report confirmed the decision by the Department of Canadian Heritage. This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne.
“I am saddened by this decision,” says Bruce Julian, Dominion President. “A unique medal would also have allowed us an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding service of fellow citizens.”
For close to two years, the Legion has advocated for having a Platinum Jubilee medal presented to Canadians who have made a real difference in their communities. It would recognize admirable service - from military and RCMP personnel to first responders, teachers, long term care workers and others.
“The Queen is our respected Head of State, and these fellow citizens are people who have made their communities and country better,” adds Julian. “We hope the decision not to produce a medal will be reconsidered.”
About The Royal Canadian Legion
Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach and 1,350 branches across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. With 250,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time, our strength is in our numbers.
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