Military Order of Lacplesis

LVA004  Lāčplēša kara ordenis

  • Order was instituted on 11 November 1919.
  • Order was awarded to servicemen of the Latvian army (including former Latvian riflemen) and foreigners who took part in the struggle for independence or otherwise contributed to the creation and formation of the Latvian state.
  • Order was awarded in three grades.
  • Lāčplēsis - is an epic poem by Andrejs Pumpurs.