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National Order of Honour and Merit

National Order of Honour
and Merit
Ordre National Honneur et Mérite
Type National order
Status Currently constituted
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight
Established 28 May 1926
Ribbon of the order

The National Order of Honour and Merit (French: Ordre National Honneur et Mérite) is the highest honour of merit of Haiti. The Order was instituted on 28 May 1926 and is awarded in five grades to both Haitians and foreign nationals. The award is given to acknowledge distinction in not only the realms of diplomacy and politics but also the arts, charitable works and other fields of benefit or interest to Haiti.

Award

The award is a white enamel Maltese cross with laterally-pierced ball suspension. The face has a circular central medallion bearing the arms of Haiti within a blue enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters ‘Medaille Honneur et Merite. The reverse with a circular central medallion inscribed ‘Republique D'Haiti’ within a blue enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters ‘Liberte Egalite Fraternite’.


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