The Victoria Cross is a military decoration of Canada. Created in 1993 it is the highest honour in the Canadian honours system, taking precedence over all other orders, decorations, and medals. It is awarded by either the Canadian monarch or his or her vi
The premier award for gallantry, the VC may be awarded to all ranks of the services and civilians for gallantry in the presence of the enemy. It may be awarded posthumously. This is the medal awarded Ruddy for valor.