Order of merit for voluntary work

Borken district. Many citizens of the district of Borken volunteer in our society in various ways and thus enrich our region in many ways. On the pleasing tasks of District Administrator Dr. Every year it belongs to Kai Zwicker to hand over the Federal Republic of Germany's Order of Merit to the men and women to be honored in the Borken district. "The people to whom I can present this award have long been particularly unselfishly committed to the common good," emphasized the district administrator in his 2019 assessment. "This ranges from social activities through cultural or local political engagement to commitment to professional concerns." Last year he was able to honor six people from the Borken district.
A citizen from Rhede, Stadtlohn and Südlohn as well as two women and one man from Legden were each awarded. One person received the Medal of Merit, five times the Cross of Merit was awarded on the ribbon of the Order of Merit. In 2018, a total of four people received an award.
Anyone can make proposals for the awarding of a Federal Republic of Germany's Order of Merit. For this purpose, a formless letter of encouragement, which can be addressed among other things to the district administrator. It must include information about the person as well as information about the particular merits of the person proposed or proposed.
The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany is awarded by the Federal President for special services to the Federal Republic of Germany in the political, social or cultural field. It is the only general award of merit in Germany and thus the highest recognition that the Federal Republic expresses for services to the common good. The medal is available in a total of eight different levels, from the medal of merit to the special level of the Grand Cross. The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany has been awarded more than 1951 times since the foundation by Federal President Theodor Heuss in 250.000.
Further information on the Order of Merit can be found on the website of the Federal President, www.bundespraesident.de.

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