A medal ribbon, service ribbon, or ribbon bar is a small ribbon, attached to a small metal bar attached to an adhesive device, which is usually removed to be worn instead of a medal when it is not appropriate to wear a real medal. This is often described in the official document and is called "pre-order" or "dress order." In some countries (especially in North America and Israel), some prizes are “only ribbon,” with no related medals. A service medal ribbon is usually similar to a medal suspension ribbon. For example, the suspension and ribbon service of the U.S. government award of Purple Heart has a purple and white straight line at each end. However, there are military awards that do not have a suspension ribbon but with an authorized ribbon and a unit award symbol. The Soviet Order of Victory is a badge worn on a military uniform. However, the ribbon bar representing the Order of Victory was worn in a military uniform.