The French consulate will award the veterans the insignia of the ``Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor,'' the highest distinction that can be bestowed upon a French citizen or foreigner.
The ceremony will take place Saturday in
The legion was founded in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. Philippe Letrilliart, the consul general of
Notable Americans who have received the award include: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Dwight D. Eisenhower and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
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