World War II and Korean war veterans from the Kincardine area have one more medal to display.
They are now members of the Order of Kincardine.
47 veterans were recognized for their past service and sacrifice during a special ceremony at the Davidson Centre.
RCAF air frame mechanic Keith Armstrong was the first to receive his medal and deemed it a great honour.
One of Canada's most decorated citizens, Major-General Richard Rohmer who was a fighter pilot and took part in the D-Day operation says he hopes the Order of Kincardine continues to grow.
For the army's Emma Campbell it was mixed emotions.
She was happy for the recognition but sad as well as she remembered her brother who made the greatest sacrifice of all in Italy in 1944.
Kincardine Mayor Larry Kraemer says it was humbling to hand out the medallions to the men and women who served their country and then returned to the Kincardine area.
This first ever event was sponsored by the Kincardine Legion, Branch 183, the municipality of Kincardine and Bruce Power.