Medal of Bravery

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Yale Henry with Governor General David Johnson. He is joined by his parents, Christine Collison and Dr. Brian Henry.

Former Landmark East Student, Yale Henry was recently awarded a Medal of Bravery at Rideau Hall. Yale attended Landmark East in 2008 and completed his grade 10 before moving on to high school in Vancouver.

Created in 1972, Decorations for Bravery recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others. The Medal of Bravery (M.B.) recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

“On October 29, 2010, Yale Henry intervened when a fellow student attacked his friend at a high school, in West Vancouver, British Columbia. The attacker ran up behind Mr. Henry and his friend and began to stab the friend while others looked on in shock. Disregarding the possible danger to himself, Mr. Henry grabbed the attacker and pulled him away.”

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada presented 3 Stars of Courage and 39 Medals of Bravery at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, December 5, 2013.