The Imperial Badge of Meritorious Service, also known as the Hero of Empire Day, was an Imperial badge awarded to individuals who were an "outstanding example of heroism and bravery."
One such badge was awarded by Imperial High Command to a spacer who served Mara Jade dutifully during the Empire Day festivities of 1 ABY. The Imperial successfully rescued six Imperial officers from a prison facility in a hidden Rebel base.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Imperial Badge of Meritorious Service appeared in the video game Star Wars Galaxies, a massively multiplayer online-role playing game developed by Sony and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011. In the 2008 Empire Day festivities, it had initially gone by the name of the Hero of Empire Day, but was changed to the Imperial Badge of Meritorious Service from 2009 onward.
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided