Awards

As the responsible organization for the Tree of Peace project, non-governmental association Servare et Manere can recognise important personalities who treasure peace, freedom and mutual understanding and acknowledge the importance of initiatives which serve to enhance the welfare of everyone in society. Servare et Manere pays particular attention to those who have made a special contribution to the promotion of the idea of understanding between people, uniting nations and preservation of nature. There are currently three awards:

  • The Tree of Peace Memorial Plaque
  • The Memorial Medal of Tree of Peace
  • The Friend of Peace

Tree of Peace Memorial Plaque

By awarding a Tree of Peace Memorial Plaque, the non-governmental association Servare et Manere expresses the highest gratitude, which may be granted in particular to the Heads of the States, who were personally involved in Tree of Peace planting or who deserve extraordinary attention for their specific merits for understanding between nations. The award may also be awarded to important personalities or governmental and non-governmental organizations who have made a special contribution to spreading ideas of understanding and union among nations, as well as have made a major contribution to the spreading and implementation of the Tree of Peace initiative. This award cannot be given in memoriam. Number of laureates is limited to 20 people including organizations. Laureates are included in a special register. The award was established on December 1, 2019. The Tree of Peace Memorial Plaque can be awarded at any time. The Plaque is struck from copper, its diameter is 100 mm and on the obverse is the embossed year of establishment of the award: 2019. On the reverse side is the serial number of the award. Post-nominal initials placed after a laureate’s name: PPSP.

List of Laureates

1. Her Excellency Zuzana Čaputová, President of the Slovak Republic. Plaque № 001 (Brookwood Military Cemetery. December 4, 2019).

2. His Excellency Ľubomír Rehák, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Court of St. James´s in London. Plaque № 002 (St Michael’s Abbey in Farnborough. December 4, 2019).

3. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Plaque № 003 (Awarded on April 16, 2020. The Plaque on behalf of Servare et Manere was handed over in the Yellow Palace – Det Gule Palæ – on September 29, 2020 to hands of Mr. Henning Fode, Private Secretary of Her Majesty the Queen by His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Wlachovský, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Kingdom of Denmark).

4. His Majesty Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII, the current Maaori King in New Zealand. Plaque № 004 (Poohara Paa, Pukeatua, Aotearoa, June 19, 2022).

5. His Excellency Edouard Fritch, President of French Polynesia. Plaque № 005 (Presidential Palace, Papeete, June 29, 2022).

Memorial Medal of Tree of Peace

By awarding a Memorial Medal of Tree of Peace, Servare et Manere expresses the gratitude which may be granted to personalities, who are personally involved in planting, or people and governmental or non-governmental organizations who have made a extraordinary contribution to spreading ideas of understanding and union among nations, as well as have made a contribution to the spreading and implementation of the project. This award is also given for significant environmental merits leading to sustainable development of human society and use of natural resources. The award may also be awarded for contribution to interfaith dialogue. It is the only and at the same time the highest award that can also be awarded in memoriam. The number of laureates is limited to 60 people including organizations and laureates are included in a special register. The award was established on January 1, 2020. The Memorial Medal of the Tree of Peace is awarded usually on 28 September, on the anniversary of the establishment of the project, or in exceptional cases. The Medal is struck from copper and its diameter is 40 mm and the ribbon is 38 mm wide. On the reverse side is the serial number of the Medal. The award is divided into gentlemen’s and ladies’s variants. The laureate can be awarded by the Medal in a Special class with rubies for exceptional merits.

Memorial Medal of Tree of Peace_Servare et ManereList of Laureates

1. Mr. Ross P. Marine, Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic to the Midwest USA, Kansas City. Medal № 001 (September 28, 2020).

2. His Highness Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt (11 January 1901 – 18 February 1947), the last ruler of the Duchy of Anhalt, In Memoriam. Medal № 002 in a Special class with rubies (January 11, 2021).

3. Mr. Rustambek Qurbanov, Chairman of the Committee on Friendship and International Relations with foreign countries under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan. Medal № 003 (Victory Park, Tashkent. March 15, 2021).

4. Mr. Ján Bóry, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Uzbekistan. Medal № 004 (Victory Park, Tashkent. March 15, 2021).

5. International Commission for the Protection of the Alps – CIPRA. Medal № 005 (Schaan, Liechtenstein. June 4, 2021).

6. His Highness Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg. Medal № 006 in a Special class with rubies (June 10, 2021). The handover ceremony is in preparation.

7. Her Highness Alice, Duchess of Mecklenburg. Medal № 007 in a Special class with rubies (June 10, 2021). The handover ceremony is in preparation.

8. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia. Medal № 008 in a Special class with rubies (September 2, 2021). The Medal was handed over on September 22, 2021 in the Royal Palace in Belgrade.

9. His Grace Andrej, Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Austria and Switzerland. Medal № 009 (Veľký Meder, Slovakia. August 16, 2021).

10. His Excellency Momčilo Babić, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Slovakia. Medal № 010 (Veľký Meder, Slovakia. August 16, 2021).

11. Mr. Ivan Korčok, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Medal № 011 (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. October 12, 2021).

12. His Excellency Ľubomír Rehák PPSP, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Russian Federation. Medal № 012 (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. October 12, 2021).

13. MUDr. Pavol Dubček, surgeon. Medal № 013 (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. October 12, 2021).

14. Mr. Alexander Vladimirovich Nagin, Mayor of Avtozavodsky City District of Nizhny Novgorod. Medal № 014 (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. October 12, 2021).

15. Her Majesty Margareta the Custodian of the Romanian Crown. Medal № 015 in a Special class with rubies (Zvolen, November 9, 2021).

16. His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania. Medal № 016 in a Special class with rubies (Zvolen, November 9, 2021).

17. His Highness Doctor Karan Singh. Last Prince Regent of the Princely State of Kashmir and Jammu (today India and Pakistan), former diplomat and multiple minister. Medal № 017 (Žilina / New Delhi, December 6, 2021 / April 21, 2022).

18. His Royal Highness Michael-Benedict, Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Head of the House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Medal № 018 in a Special class with rubies (Eisenach, May 12, 2022).

19. Mr. Archdeacon Ngira Simmonds, Chief of Staff and Private Secretary of the Kiingitanga. Medal № 019 (Poohara Paa, Pukeatua, Aotearoa, June 19, 2022).

20. His Excellency, Mr. Tomáš Ferko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to Australia. Medal № 020 (Žilina, June 10, 2022).

21. Her Excellency the Honourable Mrs. Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales. Medal № 021 in a Special class with rubies (Žilina, June 10, 2022).

22. His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur. Medal № 022 in a Special class with rubies (Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan, August 6, 2022).

23. Ms. N’ga Tiaipoi, Project manager in the field of international relations of the High Commission of the Republic in French Polynesia. Medal № 023 (Žilina, July 19, 2022).

24. Mr. Maurice Lau Poui Cheung, Head of Pacific Affairs Office of the Presidency of French Polynesia. Medal № 024 (Žilina, July 21, 2022).

25. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Dr. Tapio Luoma, Archbishop of Turku and Primate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. Medal № 025 (Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2, 2022).

26. Major Gabriel Ion. Medal № 026 (Bucharest, Romania, September 21, 2022).

27. Mr. Peter Fiabáne, Mayor of Žilina town. Medal № 027 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

28. Dr. Štefan Žídek, Chancellor of the Bishop’s Office of Žilina. Medal № 028 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

29. Mr. Peter Štanský, historian. Medal № 029 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

30. Mr. Jozef Feiler, photographer. Medal № 030 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

31. His Excellency Mons. Tomáš Galis, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Žilina. Medal № 031 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

32. His Imperial and Royal Highness Markus Habsburg-Lothringen, great-grandson of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg. Medal № 032 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

33. Colonel Jozef Paluba, Episcopal vicar of the Ordinariate of the Slovak Armed Forces and Armed Corps. Medal № 033 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

34. Mrs. Erika Jurinová, President of the Žilina self-governing region. Medal № 034 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

35. His Eminence Dominik Cardinal Duka O.P., Archbishop Emeritus of Prague and Primate Emeritus of Czecha. Medal № 035 (Prague, November 15, 2022).

Friend of Peace

Friend of Peace is an honorary title and honourable mention of Servare et Manere. By awarding this title and award, international personalities express their support for the Tree of Peace initiative in their country of birth. Honorable mention may also be granted to military, civilian and ecclesiastical persons who have contributed to the successful implementation and planting of the Tree of Peace. This award may also be associated with exclusive Patronage over the Project in a particular country because good ideas and projects need the support of strong friends. The number of laureates is not limited. Laureates are included in a special register. The Friend of Peace is intended only for living persons and cannot be granted to an organization. This honourable mention and title was established on January 1, 2020.

List of Laureates

1. Mrs. Dagmar Havlová Veškrnová, former First Lady of the Czech Republic, actress and founder of the VIZE 97 Foundation. Madam Havlová is also the Patron of the project for the Czech Republic (2020).

2. HI and RH Markus Habsburg-Lothringen, great-grandson of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg (2020).

3. Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi, former Shahbanou of Iran (2020).

4. His Eminence Soane Patita Paini Cardinal Mafi, Bishop of Tonga. Cardinal Mafi is also the Representative of the project for Tonga (2020).

5. His Majesty King Simeon II of the Bulgarians (July 7, 2020).

6. His Majesty Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII, the current Maaori King in New Zealand (September 30, 2020).

7. His Excellency Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli CMT, GCMG, former Governor-General of Tuvalu (October 8, 2020).

8. Sir David Suchet, CBE, world famous English actor, known for his work on British stage and television (February 7, 2021).

9. The Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a territory in Northern Germany which was a sovereign state until 1918. The current Head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz is His Highness Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg (April 15, 2021).

 

Tree of Peace Around the World Commemorative Medal

Servare et Manere created a special Commemorative Medal that was awarded during the 4th anniversary ceremony of the Tree of Peace to selected laureates to commemorate Servare et Manere’s landmark expedition around the world. Among the laureates are the direct participants of the expedition as well as persons or institutions that significantly contributed to the realization of this magnificent and successful journey, which at an excellent high level represented not only the Tree of Peace and Servare et Manere itself, but also the Slovak Republic. The medal was awarded only once to ninth laureates. The award was established on June 29, 2022 in Papeete in French Polynesia.

List of Laureates

1. Dr. Marek Sobola, Secretary-General of Servare et Manere. Medal № 01 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

2. Mrs. Dominika Sobolová, Deputy Secretary-General and Treasurer of Servare et Manere. Medal № 02 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

3. Mr. Gabriel Rehák. Medal № 03 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

4. His Excellency Mr. Ľubomír Rehák PPSP, PMSP, Slovak diplomat. Medal № 04 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

5. Mr. Robert Stingray. Medal № 05 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

6. Mrs. Kristina Stingray. Medal № 06 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

7. Mr. Lukáš Macek, expedition photographer. Medal № 07 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

8. Mr. Martin Fronc, Mayor of Divina village. Medal № 08 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).

9. Milan Rastislav Štefánik Society / Spoločnosť Milana Rastislava Štefánika. Medal № 09 (Žilina, September 28, 2022).