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Second World War Tribute

The Second World War Tribute program honours the sacrifices and achievements of Canada’s Second World War Veterans. Any living Canadian or Newfoundland Veteran of the Second World War who served with the Canadian Forces, the Canadian or British Merchant Navy or any Allied force is eligible to receive the tribute lapel pin and certificate. The tribute is not awarded posthumously. The Second World War Tribute was introduced in September 2014 to mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.

If you’re interested receiving this tribute for yourself, or for a living family member or friend who served during the Second World War, you can:

  • Fill out the online form below
  • Download, print and mail or email your form to the address on the form
  • If you are experiencing issues, call us at 1-866-522-2122 and we will assist you

The tribute will be sent directly to the Veteran unless otherwise requested in the comments section on the form.

Design of the lapel pin

The design of the commemorative lapel pin is based on the original “Victory Nickel”, a coin that was circulated from 1943 to 1945 and re-issued in 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of V-E Day. The coin featured a flaming torch and large “V”, which stood for both victory and the coin’s value in Roman numerals.

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