National Medal of Recognition for victims of terrorism

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National Recognition Medal for Victims of Terrorism
Médaille nationale de reconnaissance aux victimes du terrorisme
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Obverse (left) and reverse of the medal
Awarded by Flag of France.svg France
TypeMedal
EligibilityVictims of terrorism since January 1, 2006
Awarded forthe recognition of people who have been killed, wounded, or held hostage during terrorist attacks.
Statistics
EstablishedJuly 12, 2016
Precedence
Next (higher)Ordre National du Mérite[1]
Next (lower)Croix de guerre 1914–1918[1]
Médaille nationale de reconnaissance aux victimes du terrorisme ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the medal

The National Recognition Medal for Victims of Terrorism (French: Médaille nationale de reconnaissance aux victimes du terrorisme) is a national medal of France awarded to French victims of terrorism. Established by presidential decree on July 12, 2016, it may be awarded to French or foreign nationals who are victims of terrorism in France or abroad. The medal may be awarded to a retroactive date of January 1, 2006. The medal was created to give a proper recognition to the sacrifice of terrorism victims while still maintaining the award criterion of existing national honours such as the Legion of Honor. In Spain there is a similar honour known as the Royal Order of Civil Recognition for Victims of Terrorism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National orders and decorations France's national decorations The national system". Grand Chancery of the Legion of Honor. Retrieved 21 December 2016.