The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society
Since 1963, North Carolina’s governors have reserved their highest honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, for persons who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through their exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments. Persons named to The Order become North Carolina “Ambassadors” with their names and award dates recorded on a Roster maintained by The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society. They may then enroll in the Society’s Directory and become Society “Honorees” entitled to display Society insignia.
In addition to being custodian of the Roster and Directory of award recipients, The Society is responsible for compiling and preserving the history of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award program. It also seeks to raise awareness of “The Long Leaf Pine©” ceremonial anthem and otherwise instill and foster pride in The Great State of North Carolina.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society, L3C is a non-membership, non-governmental organization. It assesses no dues or fees, receives no public or private funds, and is administered for charitable and educational purposes in accordance with North Carolina law governing low profit limited liability companies.*
About the Website
Although intended primarily for use by recipients of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, all interested persons are invited to visit this website where you will find –
The Society: A brief introduction to The Order of the Long Leaf Pine and The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society.
Order of the Long Leaf Pine: A history of the award program, Roster of award recipients, and link to the Governor’s website where nominations may be submitted for The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award.
Anthem: Downloadable recordings and sheet music for “The Long Leaf Pine©” anthem.
Lapel Pin & Charm: Information on The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society lapel pin and charm.
News: A listing of Long Leaf Pine recipients deceased during the previous year and other news regarding The Order and The Society.