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Denmark Names New Valor Decoration After Israeli Security Guard


After Dan Uzan, a Jewish security guard, sacrificed his life to protect children during a terror attack in Copenhagen, Denmark, officials decided to honor his life - and greatest sacrifice - by creating a new award for those who show the same courage as Dan.

Denmark's Parliament instituted a new medal of civil valor named after Jewish-Israeli security guard Dan Uzan who stopped a terrorist from entering a synagogue in Copenhagen, preventing the massacre of dozens of children who were celebrating a Bat Mitzvah and paying with his life for it.

According to the statement from the Danish parliament, the decoration is will be given to "citizens who demonstrated unusual courage, while risking their lives in an attempt to save the lives of others, and those who lost their lives during this attempt. It refers to incidents related to terrorism, crime and attacks on the open and democratic society of Denmark and the right to freedom."

Several commemorative events were held in Denmark to mark the one-year anniversary of the terror attack, including a basketball game between SISU Copenhagen and the Hørsholm 79ers, which was Dan's team.

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