The People's Republic of Poland: Cross of Merit
Ribbon: Dark red with grey edge stripes. Gold or silver vertical braid used to denote grade since 1960.
Instituted: 23 June 1923, continued to be awarded during the People's Republic era, and reintroduced 18 October 1992.
Awarded: For merit in almost all areas of human activity: professional or non-professional work, charity incl. blood donation, art and science, sports, life saving, long marital life, as well as for mothers of many children.
Grades: 3 (Gold, Silver and Bronze).
Page last updated: 7 August 2007