Do elected officials receive military regonition? I know they wouldn't be adorned with campaign medals or those of heroism but I was watching a report on the CBC of a newly elected Conservative wearing (what appeared to be) a brand new medal. It looked suspiciously like something one would acquire in the service. In the U.S., any dirt bag politician can be buried in national military cemetaries (much to the chagrin of actual combat veterans). So I suspect other countries may afford pols military accolades as well. Is this a fact? Any examples enforcing or contradicting this?