National Medal of Recognition for victims of terrorism
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.
|National Recognition Medal for Victims of Terrorism|
Médaille nationale de reconnaissance aux victimes du terrorisme
Obverse (left) and reverse of the medal
|Awarded by France|
|Eligibility||Victims of terrorism since January 1, 2006|
|Awarded for||the recognition of people who have been killed, wounded, or held hostage during terrorist attacks.|
|Established||July 12, 2016|
|Next (higher)||Ordre National du Mérite|
|Next (lower)||Croix de guerre 1914–1918|
Ribbon bar of the medal
- "National orders and decorations France's national decorations The national system". Grand Chancery of the Legion of Honor. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
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