2024 Medal design

 

The 2024 Legion Nationals gold, silver and bronze medals presented to the top young athletes in Calgary will also visually commemorate the 10th anniversary of the end of Canada’s 2001-2014 mission in Afghanistan.

National Headquarters graphic artist Karen Taylor-Lopez designed a scene based on previous artwork used in 2019 for a commemorative pin, ballcap and t-shirt. At that time, the image of soldiers trudging in heavy equipment featured prominently in photos from that mission. Colleagues from Legion Magazine had created a silhouette image of soldiers and that was incorporated with a backdrop of mountains typical of that part of the world, alongside the Poppy of Remembrance.

The image found on the reverse side of the 2024 medals is this year’s competition’s theme, designed to foster understanding and gratitude for the members of our Canadian Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan.