Medal for Merit


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Medal for Merit

n.
A decoration awarded by the United States to civilians for outstanding service in peace or war.
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after he was awarded a Gloria Artis Gold Medal for Merit to Culture.
After the visit, the duchess was given a medal for honorary membership of the Japanese Red Cross Society and a gold medal for merit by Empress Michiko.