Acknowledgement of our Veterans'

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Raised by 71 people in 29 months
Dave Palmer
on behalf of 5P Legal Services In Trust
 Nepean, ON
Hello new, recent and long time supporters of the effort to get a medal created by our government to honour, acknowledge and recognize service by our Veterans and Troops. Many . . . if not all of you know that I am Dave Palmer residing in Nepean, Ontario, Canada.

Most of you know that I have worked diligently at this effort to honour and recognize service by means of a medal and I believe many of your are Veterans or family and friends of Veterans. After a decade of trying and not having much success, I am enlisting the assistance of another stalwart supporter in an effort to promote, facilitate and advocate for the medal. The proposed Canadian Forces Service Medal (CFSM).

Fellow supporters, all funds donated will only be used to assist in this effort, in other-words, the funds will only be directed to the successful outcome of the CFSM Project. I hope you can see the need for me to pursue this in this manner; As after a decade of emails, and letter writing campaigns to no avail, I vigorously want to make this effort to advocate for the medal one of success.

Your vital contributions are both appreciated and essential in the achievement of our goal and I will vehemently ensure funding is used most appropriately to achieve the best end result.

I hope you will share in supporting our Veterans and Troops with a tangible recognition of their service to Canada and Canadians at GoFundMe at “Acknowledgement of our Veterans”.
Thanks with my sincerest and warmest regards, Dave.
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Seems that donations come in a bit here and a bit there and it all helps. Just don't know how to crack that block that if all those that have supported the call for this medal in the past by donating a buck or two idea where the thousands in the past that have supported it could kindly donate a buck or two and we would and could reach the goal. Be well all, Dave.
Could you help out with a buck or two?
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Strange, for a long time many, numbering in the thousands wanted to see the creation and release of a new medal to honour and acknowledge service by all Veterans. I sincerely have make a great effort and now with this recent effort at GoFundMe, I was certain that if the 10,000 plus supporters over the years all tossed in a couple bucks, we could give it one hell of a try. Of note: the donations are held in trust by a law firm and all is directed towards this effort. I do not want nor can I receive a single cent any of the donations. It has also been indicated that if we don't reach the goal, all donated funds will be given to the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre in Ottawa. Hope you might support this effort at GoFundMe.com/p/7xhs or GoFundMe.com/p-7xhs Thanks all, Cheers, Dave.
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Hi. To follow up with a medal where the cessation of the CVSM left off is a big effort. What many are not seeing is the big picture. The CVSM was issued to our ancestors and is the medal where clasps or bars of recognition are worn . . . such as the Dieppe Bar, the Hong Kong Bar and Bomber Command Bar. Should one day, Honours and Awards issue a Cuban Missile Crisis Bar etc. there at present does not exist a medal for such bars or clasps. The Medal I am proposing is to fill that void left with the cancellation of the CVSM on 1 March 1947. And you know what it is like to have served and where and when you served and unlike your ancestors who were acknowledged with a medal, you and thousands like you were not. Should they some day issue a Cold War Bar or an FLQ Bar or a Cuban Missile Crisis Bar, many do not have a similar medal to the CVSM where one might wear it. That is what this is all about, but many are shooting from the hip and seem to support this vast void of forgetfulness where our Veterans of the past 70 years are just being forgotten. Our government is not acknowledging our Veterans and it is a tough effort to try explain this endeavour.

Further, the GoFundMe effort goes as follows: GoFundMe Clarification.
First, it is not possible for the creator of the fund to access the funds. The GoFundMe account is held in trust by a law firm and only they can access or withdraw the funds. The Funds are not, repeat are not being raised to make a medal. The funds are being raised to support the efforts to lobby for the proposed medal. The medal is not, cast in stone, nor are the terms for it to be issued cast in stone. It is a proposal, something to try and create a medal along the lines of our Commonwealth Kin who have honoured their Veterans. Should, someday down the road, they decide to create a few Clasps or Bars for events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis or Cold War, (bars were formerly worn on the CVSM which is no longer issued, and the effort for the new medal was to honour service and to have a new medal for potential future Bars or Clasps. And . . . Finally, barring the efforts to raise the funds, all collected funds have been designated to be disbursed to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. God Bless our Veterans and our Troops and their families, God Bless Canada, be well, Dave.
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Canadian Forces Service Medal

Dear friends, comrades and supporters all re this medal for all Veterans. I sincerely hope you could assist by a contribution at the site below, but also very importantly, I hope you will forward and share this email with all your family and friends to honour all Veterans by getting this proposed medal created.

Women and men who served in the Canadian Armed Forces for less than twelve years do not receive a medal recognizing their service to Canada. The Canada Decoration is awarded to personnel with more than twelve years of service.
There is no service medal for Canadian Forces personnel or veterans who served for less than twelve years. On November 11th, unless they went on a mission, serving military and veterans have no medal to wear recognizing their service.

The proposed Canadian Forces Service Medal acknowledges and recognizes military service to Canada. It remedies a discrepancy: the unfair, unequal treatment of our service personnel and veterans. The production costs are minimal. The Canadian Forces Service Medal will be issued to service women, men and veterans who served honorably for a minimum of one year. Veterans Affairs Canada considers former Canadian Armed Forces members who were honorably discharged after basic training as veterans. These women and men, who served Canada with dedication, courage and conviction have never received a medal in recognition of their service. Please support this worthwhile initiative to correct this discrepancy and recognize military service.
( https://www.gofundme.com/volunteer-medal-veterans-cmvsm)
For more information write to: cfservicemedal@gmail.com

Thanks, please support if you can and share this email, with my great appreciation.
Be well, God Bless our Veterans and our Troops and their families,
God Bless Canada,
Dave
GoFundMe.com/p-7xhs

NOTE: You will also get an email direct from my GoFundMe account that I
established in an effort to use maximum effort to get this proposed medal created.
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Walter Argent
28 months ago
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The CD is earned after 12 years of service and a bar issued after subsequent decades of service. There are many people who serve and receive nothing. Calling it a participation ribbon Cole Rosentreter is a slap in the face to those who "Participated". Canada may be the only country in NATO not to award this type of medal yet we glorify our singers and actors and former politicians with Merit Medals while we do not recognise those who were or have laid their lives down for their country. I have friends who gave in Afghanistan, the had under the 12 years to receive their CD, please call their families and let them know you object to their participation. Dave, thanks for taking this challenge on. Cheers.

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Lyne Dagenais
28 months ago
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A registered non-profit that spearheads this project by funding the medals, managing their issuance and obtaining recognition through the GG Office and Order of Precedence might appeal to donors, government and veterans. Perhaps in conjuction with an existing non'profit like CFwelfare and support, the RCL or other. This would in no way depreciate the value of the CD.

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Preston Gill
26 months ago

Australia (4 years service) and NewZealand (3 years service) for the Medal Defence of Australia, Defence of New Zealand! www.defence.gov.au/…/Australian/Australian-Defence-Medal.asp medals.nzdf.mil.nz/category/n/index.html If our allies have a medal maybe we should!

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Ron Snelgrove
26 months ago

Will this medal be allowed to be worn on the CF uniform. Many serving less than the 12 years for the CD 1 deserve to have some recognition.

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Raised by 71 people in 29 months
Created February 3, 2017
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$28
Anonymous
11 months ago
RC
$20
Robert CHEEATOW
19 months ago
LD
$25
Lawrence Dunn
21 months ago

Its time our Government Honoured our Veterans by creating this Volunteer medal and awarded it to the Veterans of Canada especially those who served and to this day go without a medal to show their service to Canada.

JW
$10
Jacques De Winter
21 months ago

Why are there so many veterans that have served and have no medals and lots of civilians who never served have 3 or 4?

TB
$20
Terry Biggar
22 months ago

Long-time supporter of this effort to acknowledge and keep alive the achievements of all Veterans who have served and have volunteered to serve. Mandate of Veterans Affairs Canada, Through an Order-in-Council, VAC has responsibility for keeping alive the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada in times of war and peace. Reference QR&Os: Volume I – Chapter 18 Honours Paragraph 3.0 Mandate of Veterans Affairs Canada

DT
$40
Dave Torsky
22 months ago

Excellent work, Dave! Thank you, Comrade Raymond Desjardins for your motivational message asking us to "step up". United, we can get this issue resolved!

JK
$10
Joseph Kent
22 months ago

Happy to help in a little way.

$20
Gerry Dore
22 months ago
Walter Argent
28 months ago
3
3

The CD is earned after 12 years of service and a bar issued after subsequent decades of service. There are many people who serve and receive nothing. Calling it a participation ribbon Cole Rosentreter is a slap in the face to those who "Participated". Canada may be the only country in NATO not to award this type of medal yet we glorify our singers and actors and former politicians with Merit Medals while we do not recognise those who were or have laid their lives down for their country. I have friends who gave in Afghanistan, the had under the 12 years to receive their CD, please call their families and let them know you object to their participation. Dave, thanks for taking this challenge on. Cheers.

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Lyne Dagenais
28 months ago
1
1

A registered non-profit that spearheads this project by funding the medals, managing their issuance and obtaining recognition through the GG Office and Order of Precedence might appeal to donors, government and veterans. Perhaps in conjuction with an existing non'profit like CFwelfare and support, the RCL or other. This would in no way depreciate the value of the CD.

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Preston Gill
26 months ago

Australia (4 years service) and NewZealand (3 years service) for the Medal Defence of Australia, Defence of New Zealand! www.defence.gov.au/…/Australian/Australian-Defence-Medal.asp medals.nzdf.mil.nz/category/n/index.html If our allies have a medal maybe we should!

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Ron Snelgrove
26 months ago

Will this medal be allowed to be worn on the CF uniform. Many serving less than the 12 years for the CD 1 deserve to have some recognition.

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