Order for Merits to Lithuania


Order for Merits to Lithuania
Order for Merits to Lithuania
Ordinas Už nuopelnus Lietuvai
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Women's Commander's Cross for Humanitarian Contributions
Awarded by  Lithuania
Type 5 Class State Order
Eligibility Citizens of Lithuania and foreign nationals.
Awarded for Special merits to Lithuania.
Statistics
Established 18 June 2002
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
Next (lower) Life Saving Cross
Related Medal of the Order for Merits to Lithuania
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Devices showing the area for which the award is made

The Order for Merits to Lithuania (Lithuanian: Ordinas Už nuopelnus Lietuvai) is an award, presented by the President of Lithuania, which may be conferred on the citizens of Lithuania and foreign nationals for distinguished services promoting name of Lithuania, expanding a develop international relationships, for distinguished merits in social, culture, science, business, sport, military and in other areas.[1] The award is presented in five classes, in ascending order, Knight, Officer, Commander, Grand Commander, and Grand Cross.

Appearance

The insignia of all of the classes contains a five-pointed cross is made of gold and covered with white enamel varying in size depending on the grade of the award. An oxidized silver Vytis is centered on the Cross with rays between the edges. The reverse of the cross depicts the coats of arms of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, and Panevėžys. Inscribed in the center is "Pro Lituania" and 2002. The ribbon is red moiré, with yellow and green stripes at the edges. The cross is attached to the ribbon by a device which depicts the area for which the award was made.[2]

  • Columns of Gediminas: Civil Service and International Relations
  • Three Oak Leaves: Humanitarian Aid
  • An Open Book: Culture and Education
  • Wings of Mercury: Business and Industry
  • Staff of Aesculapius: Health Care and Social Welfare
  • Crossed Swords: Military Affairs
  • Torch: Sports
Order for Merits to Lithuania Ribbon Bars
LTU Order for Merits to Lithuania - Grand Cross BAR.svg
Grand Cross
LTU Order for Merits to Lithuania - Commander's Grand Cross BAR.svg
Grand Commander
LTU Order for Merits to Lithuania - Commander's Cross BAR.svg
Commander
LTU Order for Merits to Lithuania - Officer's Cross BAR.svg
Officer
LTU Order for Merits to Lithuania - Knight's Cross BAR.svg
Knight

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