New commemorative medallion for all living WWII veterans

Acknowledging the significance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will produce a Commemorative Medallion and Certificate of Commemoration, made available to every living veteran of the Second World War.

While Australia can never repay the debt we owe almost one million Australians who served, this medallion and certificate are a small but meaningful way we can thank living veterans of the largest global conflict of the 20th century.

Obverse design will feature the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, wording of appreciation and identify by name theatres of war that saw the significant involvement of Australian Armed Forces.

Reverse design uses the poppy as the central symbol surrounded by the wording of ‘Australia Remembers’ and the beginning and end years of the Second World War.

Medallion will be presented in a display case and will include a card that explains the design and contains a brief expression of thanks.

Theatres of war detailed on the medallion are based on locations identified within the Commemorative Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial.

The design of the commemorative certificate will complement the medallion and includes the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, ‘Australia Remembers’ wording and the beginning and end year of 75 years of the anniversary, i.e. 1945 -2020.

The certificate will be contained within its own folder that will allow for independent display, framing and mounting.

Applications can be made here or for those without access to the internet phone (02) 6191 8217.

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