Legion of Honor bestowed upon 16 American veterans
Today, 16 American veterans received the Legion of Honor during a ceremony held at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. Each one of them played a vital role in the second World War, fighting overseas to help liberate France and the whole of Europe.
Although many of them were barely 20 years old at the time, the French are forever grateful for their bravery, from the beaches of Normandy to the front battle lines of Central Europe.
French Consul General Michel Charbonnier praised these men for their demonstrated devotion to "freedom, brotherhood and democracy," and was joined by Brigadier General Vincent Cousin, the French Defense Attaché, in awarding the veterans.
More pictures of this event are available on Flickr.