National Order of the Cedar

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Medal of the National Order of the Cedar
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Officer Medal of the National Order of the Cedar
Awarded by Lebanon
Type State order with five grades
Awarded for Great services rendered to Lebanon, for acts of courage and devotion of great moral value, as for years in public service
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established 31 December 1936
Precedence
Next (higher) Lebanese Order of Merit
Next (lower) Navy Medal

The National Order of the Cedar (Arabic: وسام الأرز الوطنيFrench: Ordre National du Cèdre) is a civil and military State Order of Lebanon. Established 31 December 1936, the order is the second highest honour of Lebanon and is presented five grades.[1]

History[edit]

The Order was created on the 31 December 1936, but is regulated by the Lebanese Code of Decorations as set out in Decree-Law 122 of 12 June 1959.[2] It is awarded, usually by the President of the Republic of Lebanon, for “great services rendered to Lebanon, for acts of courage and devotion of great moral value, as for years in public service”.

Appearance[edit]

The Medal itself consists of a five-pointed white enamel gilt-edged Maltese cross with stylised green and brown enamel cedars of Lebanon between the arms on a green enamel laurel wreath suspension; the face with a central red enamel medallion inscribed in Arabic ‘Lubnan’ (Lebanon) within an inscribed gilt ring; the reverse with a circular central gilt medallion bearing the red and white enamel national flag of the Republic of Lebanon within an inscribed gilt ring. It has a diameter of 20mm (¾ inch).

National Order of the Cedar ribbon bars
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Grand Cordon
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Grand Officer
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Commander
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Officer
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Knight

Partial list of recipients[edit]

2010s

  • Wissam al-Hassan, (1965-2012) Chief of Information Branch - Grand officer, 2012.
  • Marie Bashir, Australian Governor - Grand Cordon, 2012.
  • Ali Wehbi",The Lebanese Desert Runner" - Knight, 2012
  • Ghassan Tueni, (1926-2012) Journalist and politician, 2012.
  • Salim Ghazal, Melkite Bishop and Champion of Co-Existence in Lebanon, Commander - 2011.
  • Bashar al-Assad, Syrian President - Grand Cordon, 2010.
  • Paolo Gerometta, Italian UNIFIL SWC and JTF-L Commander, Knight - 2010.

2000s

1990s

1980s

1970s

1960s

1950s

Unknown dates:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lebanon: National Order of the Cedar". Medals. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Order of the Cedar". Global Security. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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