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Special medals make Vernon stop

Residents can attend It’s An Honour, a travelling exhibit about the Canadian honours system is now making its way across the country.

Mounted in a specially designed vehicle, the exhibit showcases stories of Canadians who have been recognized for their achievements with national honours such as the Order of Canada and military valour decorations.

“Featuring interpretative panels, multimedia elements and artifacts, this unique space provides an opportunity for visitors to learn more about these honours through an interactive learning experience,” states a release.

The exhibit will be open to the public at Clarence Fulton Secondary Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.

“Visitors can catch a glimpse of insignia and medals, discover the unique stories of many honours recipients and watch a hologram message from former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield,” states the release.

“Throughout their visit, visitors can also learn more on the role and responsibilities of the governor general of Canada and how to nominate deserving individuals for national honours.

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