The District Medal of Distinguished Service, authorized in 1980, is the highest Medal that can be awarded by a District VPG during each year of his term of office.

 The incumbent District VPG may present the Medal to SAR members who have rendered long, faithful and meritorious service to their district. The meritorious service rendered should be stated in the citation. 

 A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

The Medal is the same medal used for the National Meritorious Service Medal with a Silver Star placed on the ribbon.

     The Silver Roger Sherman Medal may be awarded to a compatriot in recognition of, and in appreciation of, outstanding services rendered to a District. The medal is presented to a compatriot for significant service which lacks the requirements for the Meritorious Service Medal. It should be awarded in place of the Bronze and Silver Good Citizenship Medals, which cannot be awarded for service to the SAR. The recipient must have served as an active officer for a minimum of two years, as an active committee chairman for three years, or as an active member of a committee for four years.  


​The Medal is the same medal used for the National Meritorious Service Medal with a Silver Star placed on the ribbon.​


 Special Note: A Compatriot may receive this medal multiple times. A bronze oak leaf cluster may be awarded for an additional two years of active service as an officer, chairman or committeeman. The service is counted cumulatively rather than consecutively, and may not be added concurrently for multiple offices, committee chairmanships, or committee memberships. Presentation and wear of oak leaf clusters shall follow NSSAR policy

Mississippi Society, Sons of the American Revolution

The District Meritorious Service Medal authorized in 1980, is the highest Medal that can be awarded by a District VPG during each year of his term of office.

 The incumbent District VPG may present the Medal to SAR members who have rendered long, faithful and meritorious service to their district. The meritorious service rendered should be stated in the citation. 

 A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

The Medal is the same medal used for the National Meritorious Service Medal with a Silver Star placed on the ribbon.​

 Special Note: The medal is the same medal used for the National Meritorious Service Medal. Although a member may receive the award multiple times from the National Society, and once from each of a district, a state society or a chapter, only one Meritorious Service Medal is worn. Once a member has received the Meritorious Service Medal, subsequent awards by additional conferring authorities are represented by oak leaf clusters (regardless of the conferring authority).

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