How does your fictional world honour its heroes, charity workers and so on? Who gives these honours out? Is the honours system generally respected or ignored?
Occasionally honours are taken away (particularly knighthoods from those who've gone on to commit offences etc). How does your fictional world treat its honoured heroes who go on to do or say something to cause enormous upset? Do they take honours away, jail people or both?
How does your general population react to the honours being given out? Can they have a say in the process (we can nominate people in our system)? Can anyone from any background, if they achieve well enough, aspire to an honour in your fictional setting or is this only for the chosen elite? If the latter, does anyone fight against this and do they succeed? Definitely some stories there!