Order of Military Merit of the Companions of Artigas
The Military Order of Merit of the Companions of Artigas, in Spanish "El Orden Militar al Mérito Tenientes de Artigas", is a military decoration of Uruguay.
The order was founded in 1980 by the ruling civilian-military administration, which governed Uruguay between 1973 and 1985.
The name "tenientes de Artigas" or "Companions of Artigas" honours the 19th-century freedom-fighter José Gervasio Artigas.
Classes within the order
The order has the usual five classes of a modern order of merit.
The cross is a gilded or silver Cross pattée with a golden star in the middle. The ribbon is red with a blue and white border.
- Grand Officer
- Ley N° 14.955 SE CREA LA ORDEN MILITAR AL MERITO TENIENTES DE ARTIGAS
- Ley Nº 15.738 ACTOS LEGISLATIVOS DICTADOS POR EL CONSEJO DE ESTADO SE CONVALIDAN DESDE EL 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1973 HASTA EL 14 DE FEBRERO DE 1985, EXCEPTO LAS DECLARACIONES DE NULIDAD Y LAS DEROGACIONES QUE SE DETERMINAN
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