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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 27, July 2, 2006, Article 31

VICTORIA CROSS CEREMONY REPORT

The Times published a report on the recent ceremony for the
150th anniversary of The Victoria Cross and George Cross medals:

"The service and the reception at St James’s Square were attended
by 8 of the surviving holders of the VC and 22 of the 24 surviving
holders of the GC. They were joined by the Prince of Wales and the
Duchess of Cornwall and families of medal holders who had died or
been killed in action.

Most holders wore suits and some came in wheelchairs, including
Captain Peter Norton, GC, who lost a leg and an arm in an explosion
near Baghdad last year.

“Circumstances may change, technology may change, but the capacity
for some very rare human beings to act in an utterly exceptional
and selfless way remains unchanged by the passage of time,” he said
in an address to the 1,600 guests."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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