Here in Canada, the Government has introduced a bill that would amend the Criminal Code and allow relatives of deceased or severely incapacitated veterans to wear the veteran's medals. The medals would be displayed on the right side of their jacket/blazer to signify that they are worn on behalf of another person. The Royal Canadian Legion is strongly against this and I tend to agree. While medals are not the be all and end all of military service, each medal is earned by the soldier it was awarded to. Once they pass, I have no problems with the family displaying their relatives medals in a respectful and dignified way. But the right to wear them belongs to the veteran concerned and passes with that veteran. Do the UK or US allow folks to wear a deceased relatives medals? What are other folks thoughts on this topic?