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"Let us take a moment to honor the lost souls of Alderaan. To honor Viceroy Bail Organa and Queen Breha Organa. May they forever be remembered."
―Leia Organa[src]

The Royal Award Ceremony was a medal ceremony held in the Great Temple of Massassi on Yavin 4 the morning after the Battle of Yavin. The ceremony honored Luke Skywalker, the Rebel pilot who fired the shot that destroyed the Death Star during the battle, as well as Han Solo and Chewbacca, who helped Skywalker during the battle. The ceremony played celebratory music, and at the cue of trumpets,[3] Skywalker and Solo were presented with medals of valor by Princess Leia Organa;[1] Chewbacca also received a medal privately after the ceremony's conclusion.[4] Following the presentation of medals, the ceremony honored those who died when the Death Star destroyed Alderaan. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Rebel General Jan Dodonna announced that the Rebellion would be evacuating its base and finding a new one.[2]

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