Honorable Mention

The Honorable Mention was an important Military awards and decorations of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for those who distinguished themselves by acts of high bravery, but weren't eligible yet for the highest accolade of the Military William Order. The Honorable Mention was in fact not a medal but a mention in the proclamation of the Dutch army, to honor the soldier.

Since the mention was important in the process to be made an actual knight of the Military William Order, the Honorable Mentions were registered in the chapter of the Military William Order.

In the first instance no decoration was associated with this Honorable Mention, although unofficially soldiers used a small decorative metal wreath worn above their other decorations and medals. These decorative wreaths are primarily known to be used during the Ten days campaign (August 2 – August 12, 1831) and the Java War (1825-1830).

In 1877 King William III decided by royal decree that soldiers with an Honorable Mention were allowed to wear a silver crown on the ribbon or ribbon bar of the Dutch "Decoration for Important Military Acts" as decoration, together with a Roman numeral in case of multiple mentions. Hundreds of soldiers in the former Netherlands East Indies were awarded with these Honorable Mentions.

Shortly before the start of the Second World War the law regarding the Military William Order was reorganized, and as result that the Honorable Mention was abolished. Although the mention didn't have an official status anymore since then, on the ribbon or ribbon bars of the Bronze Cross or the Airman's Cross still a decorative crown for Honorable Mention was worn, however now in gold.

With the royal decree on 30 March 1944 Queen Wilhemina created the Bronze Lion as high bravery award and finally replaced the Honorable Mention.


This Netherlands-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Other articles related to "honorable mention, mention, mentions":

Lastrego - Awards and Prizes
... Movie for Children for Joanna, Studio Semafor, Poland, 1974 Honorable mention at Biennial of Illustration Bratislava for Raccontondo by Nico Orengo, 1975 Honorable mention at Cento ... Piccoli), 1998 Special mention to Mobius Multimedia prize City of Lugano for the CD-ROM Disegno con il drago Tommasone (ed ... for Tommasone il drago magico at Cartoons on the Bay (Positano), 2001 Honorable mention for artistic results for Aladdin's adventures at Cartoons on the Bay (Positano), 2006 ...
List Of Sundance Film Festival Award Winners - 1998
... The Decline of Western Civilization III Honorable Mention Latin American Cinema - Who the Hell Is Juliette? Audience Award Dramatic - Smoke Signals Audience Award Documentary ...
Live Audio Wrestling - End of Year Awards
... and may also name ties and "honourable mentions" in each category ... Wrestler Year Dan Lovranski Jason Agnew John Pollock Wai Ting 2008 Beth Phoenix Trish Stratus (honorable mention) Gail Kim Gail Kim 2009 Beth Phoenix Beth Phoenix Ayako ... (Robert Roode and James Storm) (honourable mention) John Morrison and The Miz Beer Money, Inc ...
Medals Of The New York City Police Department - Medal For Valor - Honorable Mention
... The Honorable Mention (displayed wearing the MPD medal with a silver star in the middle) is awarded for An act of extraordinary bravery intelligently performed in the line of duty at imminent and ...
Sam Fuld - Baseball Career - College
... All-Pac-10, and a Collegiate Baseball Honorable Mention Freshman All-American ... Team (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball) Pre-season All-American, and an Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... For the season, he received Honorable Mention to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team and All-Conference Team ...

Famous quotes containing the words mention and/or honorable:

    A kind of Pythagorean terror, as though the irrationality of pi were an offence against the deity, not to mention his creature.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    The ability to secure an independent livelihood and honorable employ suited to her education and capacities is the only true foundation of the social elevation of woman, even in the very highest classes of society. While she continues to be educated only to be somebody’s wife, and is left without any aim in life till that somebody either in love, or in pity, or in selfish regard at last grants her the opportunity, she can never be truly independent.
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)