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6 WWII veterans receive France's Legion of Honor award

5:54 PM, May 11, 2012   |    comments
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PINELLAS PARK, Florida (AP) - Six World War II veterans received France's highest honor in a ceremony in Pinellas Park.

The veterans were 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.

If you served in France during World War II, you are eligible to be awarded the French Legion of Honor. For information on the application process, click here.

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