PRUSSIA – VETERANS ASSOCIATION HONOR CROSS
This is the Prussian Veterans’ Association Honor Cross 2nd Class. It is a large, silver-plated cross with the initials “P. L. K. V.” (Preußischer Landes Kriegern Verband/Prussian National Warriors Association) among its four arms. It measures 2″ x 2.” The obverse features a central circular medallion containing a depiction of the Kyffhäuser Denkmal (War Memorial). [The Kyffhäuser Denkmal was built in 1890-1896 atop Kyffhäuser Mountain in Thuringia, with donations from the 19th Century German War Veterans’ Federation]. The reverse’s central medallion has the words “Für Verdienst im Kriegervereins Wesen” (For Service in the War Veterans’ Association). The Preußischer Landes Kriegern Verband Cross was established after World War I, to recognize philanthropic, charitable and social service in the Preußischer Landes Kriegern Verband, an equivalent to the British and American Legion. It was usually worn with the monument facing forward. The manufacturer’s name, “HCH. TIMM BERLIN C, ” is imprinted in small letters on the cross’s top loop.
It is a handsome award.