MEDAL OF HONOR OF FRENCH FAMILY :
The medal of the Family French has been created by decree of May 26 1920, shortly after the end of the Big War, to honor the mothers, French having raised several children worthily.
Since this time, the initial text knew numerous modifications before a total recast due to a decree of October 28, 1982 creating one " Medal of the Family French ".
Entered in force January 1st, 1983, this decree has been completed by a decree of March 15, 1983. The sign of the evolution appears in the recognition of the merits of one father or of all other no one that raises some children worthily.
The different categories of people concerned are the following:
- those that raise or raised many children worthily;
- the French mothers of family of which the husband and all children are French;
- family's mothers, French or not, of which all children are French and of which the conjoined doesn't possess the French nationality;
- family's mothers, French or not, of which all children are French that raise or raised alone their children.
Three degrees of reward exist:
- medal of bronze :
for 4 or 5 elevated children;
- medal of silver :
for 6 or 7 elevated children;
- medals of gold :
for 8 elevated children and more.
The holders receive a diploma containing the excerpt of the decree of assignment. only one promotion exists per year.
CONDITION OF OBTAINING :
The candidacies or the propositions must be set down to the town hall of the domicile.
The prefect of the residence department has delegation to confer the distinction after having collected the opinion of the departmental commission of the medal.
THE DISTINCTION :
of 32 mm of large, divided in three part equal in the sense vertical by a strip median green light placed between two strips red ponceau. (color red poppy)
round of 36 mm with to the obverse the words " Family French " surmounting the picture to a family's very modern style (a couple and his children). To the reverse the enrollment " Republic French ".
to the colors of the ribbon, crossed of a green strip, equal, in his/her/its more biggest width, to the third of the diameter of the bow that is of 18 mm, for the medal of money and 22 mm for the medal of gold.
The medal can be awarded to posthumous title if the proposition is made in the two years of the death of the mother or of the father.
The medal of bronze is assigned to the war widows that, having to the death of their husband three children, raised them only.
Let's mention in example the history of the Father Mayotte, Catholic priest, cleaned of the, parish of Randan (Puy of Dome), decorated of the Family's Medal French, to have raised the six children of the lady charged of the maintenance of the cure, widow and suddenly deceased.