Order of the Long Leaf Pine North Carolina

Appointment as a member of the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine. 11x17 inches. This is a faithful reproduction of the actual document as issued to people who earned the favor of North Carolina governors. Several versions have appeared through the years, but I have only the most recent version here.

 

From Wikipedia: 

The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, created in 1965, is an honor that can be granted in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The Longleaf Pine is the official state tree of North Carolina.[1] As of 2009, it was believed the Order had been awarded to more than 15,000 people.[2]

 

The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. Contributions to their communities, extra effort in their careers, and many years of service to their organizations are some of the guidelines by which recipients are selected for this award. The honor is most often presented when a person retires.

 

A state employee can be awarded The Order if the employee has contributed more than 30 years of dedicated and enthusiastic service to the state of North Carolina.

 

The Order is similar to honors bestowed in other states, such as the Kentucky colonel and South Carolina's Order of the Palmetto. Originally, the Order was a symbolic honor for visiting dignitaries, but later it became an honor for notable North Carolinians. Although sometimes called the state's highest civilian honor, that distinction legally belongs to the North Carolina Award.[3]

 

Order of the Long Leaf Pine North Carolina
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