Name: Grand Cross of the Order of the Cross of Vytis
Date of Issue: 19 September 2009
Grand Cross of the Order of the Cross of Vytis – the second state award of Lithuania. The Order was established in 1919.
The Order of the Cross of Vytis is conferred on persons for acts of bravery performed in defending the freedom and independence of the Republic of Lithuania.
After the restoration of independence, the leaders and members of the Senior Committee for a Free Lithuania and other outstanding representatives of the world Lithuanian community were honoured with the Order of the Cross of Vytis for services to the cause of restoration of the Independent State of Lithuania.
The Order of the Cross of Vytis is also awarded to the persons for exceptional courage and fortitude when defending the country’s territory, protecting the State border, for the exceptional bravery during the prevention of ecological disasters, natural disasters, accidents, for especially significant projects related to the organisation of the national defence.
Grand Cross of the Order of the Cross of Vytis consists of: silver cross, silver star and the sash of red moiré.
Saturday, October 31, 2009