Joint Services ranks decorated with medals
Members of the Joint Services were on Tuesday afternoon decorated with medals by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President David Granger during a grand parade ceremony at Camp Ayanganna, Georgetown.
Over 100 ranks received the awards but for ceremonial purposes; only 60 were honoured with the medals by President Granger during the parade. President Granger, in brief remarks, thanked the servicemen for their contribution to Guyana.
“There’s no way that we can thank you enough for all that you do every day to keep this country safe,” the Commander-in-Chief said.
The President also urged the recipients to cherish the awards they earned.
“I urge you to wear these awards with pride, I urge you to preserved them and show them to your children so you can be an example to them whether or not they chose to come into uniform or not,” he stated.
The medals given out were the Military Service Medal which is awarded to serving members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) who would have completed ten years of continuous service, the Border Defence Medal which is awarded to serving members of the GDF and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) who served on a border location in excess of one year, and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal which is awarded to serving members of the GPF and the Guyana Fire Service for serving fifteen and twenty years respectively with good conduct.