Legion of Honor of Mariscal Andres Santa Cruz y Calahumana, Type I, Grand Dignitary
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The Legion of Honor Marshal Andrés Santa Cruz y Calahumana (Legión de Honor del Mariscal Andrés Santa Cruz y Calahumana) was founded as the Bolivian Legion of Honor (Legión de Honor de Bolivia) by the government of the great Bolivian revolutionary hero Marshal Andrés Santa Cruz y Calahumana on November 17, 1835. The Legion was re-established as Legion of Honor Marshal Andrés Santa Cruz y Calahumana, and it was extended to award foreigners by the government of Carlos Mesa on July 11, 1989.
The Legion is classified into two types that are based on the modification of 1989, Type I contains information regarding to the Legion of Bolivian Honor, while Type II includes information regarding to the Legion of Honor Marshal Andrés Santa Cruz y Calahumana.
In Type I, The Legion of Bolivian Honor was established by Marshal Andrés Santa Cruz y Calahumana after the proclamation of Bolivian Independence on August 6, 1826. It was awarded to civilians and military personnel in recognition of meritorious services provided in the War of Independence, and in the protection of the new Republic.
The Legion consists of four grades; Grand Dignitary, Commander, Officer and Members. It was conferred mainly upon Peruvian and Bolivian natives.
The Legion features an obverse inscription that translates to "Honor and Fatherland."
The Grand Dignitary consists on a ribbon (76 mm width), two gold tassels and the badge.
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