Order of May
|Order of May|
|Awarded by Argentina|
|Established||17 December 1957|
|Next (higher)||Order of the Liberator General San Martín|
|Next (lower)||Cross of Heroic Valour in Combat|
The Order of May is one of the highest decorations in Argentina. The order is named after the May Revolution which led to the birth of the Republic of Argentina. Originally founded as the Order of Merit, it was revised to its current form on 17 December 1957.
The Order of May was created as an Order of Merit by Decree No. 8506/46, 1946. In 1957, the rules of the order were modified and the Order of Merit was renamed the Order of May by Decree No. 16,629. The order was further divided into the categories Merit, Military Merit, Naval Merit and Aeronautical Merit.
In 1958 the regulation was further amended and the Necklace of Merit grade class was abolished.
The Grades are:
- Knight (Spanish: Caballero)
- Officer (Spanish: Oficial)
- Commander (Spanish: Comendador)
- Grand Officer (Spanish: Gran Oficial)
- Grand Cross (Spanish: Gran Cruz)
- Collar (Spanish: Collar)
|Ribbon bars of the Order of May|
- "ODM of Argentina: Order of May". Medals.org.uk. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
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