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Man refuses medal, not prestigious enough



A few days ago, the former mayor of the town of Scheemda, Groningen, Jan Leegwater was named a Member in the Order of Orange-Nassau (Orde van Oranje-Nassau in Dutch). However, he thought he deserved more and returned the medal. Leegwater feels he should at least have been knighted (second to last rank before Member, last rank) or even been named Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau (third best).


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