Thursday, April 11, 2013

France awards 19 American World War II veterans

I'm always glad to see other countries remembering the sacrifices of American, British, Canadian and other troops that essentially saved Europe and the Pacific.  There are many examples of French people being appreciative and showing the veterans ultimate respect for what happened "over there".  Some of our own citizens could learn a thing or two about history and what freedom actually means.
Many of these men, who are approaching 90-years-old, received the French Legion of Honor, which is the highest distinction the country can give to any person, military or civilian.
A French Admiral, currently serving alongside the American forces in Tampa, presented the awards. He was joined by the Consul General of France in Miami. He thanked the veterans for fighting with France in WW2 and continuing the friendly relationship between the U.S. and France.
Read the entire article here:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/France-awards-19-American-World-War-II-veterans/-/1637132/19693942/-/uoci80/-/index.html