WWII Vets To Receive France’s Highest Honor

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Six World War II veterans will receive France’s highest honor in a ceremony in Pinellas Park.

The veterans will be awarded medals Friday deeming them knights in the National Order of the Legion of Honor for their service liberating France. The ceremony in Pinellas Park puts the veterans in the company of other famed Americans, from Thomas Edison to Alexander Graham Bell, who have been given the honor.

France has been holding similar events around the U.S. to honor veterans who fought on French soil during World War II.

Source: AP