Cross of Recognition
|Cross of Recognition
Grand Cross of the Cross of Recognition
|Awarded by Latvia|
|Type||5 class Order, with honor medals in 5 grades.|
|Awarded for||Special services in public, cultural, science, sports and education.|
|Motto||Pour les bonnêtes gens
(For people of honour)
|Next (higher)||Order of Viesturs|
|Next (lower)||Medal of Honour of the Order of Three Stars|
Ribbon bar of the cross
The Cross of Recognition (Latvian: Atzinības krusts) is a state decoration of Latvia, founded in 1938, but tracing its historical origins to 1710. It is awarded to Latvians and foreigners for meritorious services in the development of the military, ensuring national security and public order, defending the national borders, and promotion of Latvian patriotism.
- "Chapter VIII of the Law on State Honours". http://www.president.lv. Latvijas Valsts prezidenta kanceleja. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
- "The Cross of Recognition". Historical State Awards of Latvia. Latvijas Valsts prezidenta kanceleja. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- Robertson, Megan. "Republic of Latvia: Order of Viesturs". Medals of the World. Retrieved 12 November 2011.