TORONTO, ONTARIO, September 30, 2012 (Marketwire): The Board of Directors at the Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilization were awarded the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service today for their role in creating a monument for fallen soldiers.
The memorial, called Monument to the Fallen, was built by the Indo-Canadian community to offer respect and gratitude to the Canadian Forces.
"The Board of Directors, committee, and donors of this monument embody the kind of public support that means so much to the men and women serving in our military," said Brigadier-General Omer Lavoie, who presented the medal on behalf of the Chief of Defense Staff General Walt Natynczyk.
The medallion is awarded in recognition of outstanding service performed by persons or organizations outside the active military community. It is the highest honor bestowed upon civilians for service of a rare and exceptionally high standard, which accrues great benefit to the Canadian Forces as a whole.