France awarding a special medal to veterans of the Second World War

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Photo: Image courtesy of the French Embassy in Canada

Pictured left: The Legion of Honour of France is offered to Canadian veterans of the 1944 campaign to liberate France.

Canadian veterans of the 1944 campaign to liberate France may be eligible to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

Since 2014, the Government of France has been awarding the country’s highest medal – the Legion of Honour – to veterans who participated in the liberation of France from June 6 to Aug. 30, 1944.