Awards were given in retrospect towards ones service, effort or contribution to a cause or many causes. Even if he insults you today , that has nothing to do with his past service, effort or contribution. And your award is given in recognition of that. Not anything else and definitely not because of allegiance.

Aesthethists And Narratists

Suppose we woke up to the chirping of birds, suppose we look out from our window and saw a beautiful butterfly fluttering inside our garden, do we just admire its beauty reflected in the resplendent morn, or do we ask the butterfly what is the significance of you appearing in my garden or what are you thinking about?
Therein is the distinction between two genres of artists. The aesthetists, who loves to paint pretty pictures with no necessity for reasoning , and the narratists, whose works beckon questions.