Award ceremonies organized by this consulate in Florida [fr]
- Since 2007, the Consulate General of France in Miami organizes ceremonies in which WWII American Veterans are awarded the insignia of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor.
The medal is the highest recognition of France. French President Jacques Chirac in 2004 decided that all of these American, who fought on France’s soil to free its population and its land would be recognized as heroes.
Their courageous action engaged our country on a path of 70 years of peace. In a peaceful European Union allied with the United-States, France and Germany are now friends and partners.
In Florida,1300 WWII U.S. Veterans have been awarded the Legion of Honor in the name of the Republic of France.
In 2014, the last conducted ceremonies took place on May 2nd and 8th; the ceremony on May 2nd was organized as part of Fleet Week Broward Navy Days, on the USS New York.
Other ceremonies are also planned throughout 2014, notably on July 14, 2014 in the cities of Tampa and Miami.
These ceremonies are modest tokens of what these Americans have given to France!
- This Consulate also had the opportunity to work with local American partners so that 70 former American soldiers decorated with the insignia of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor in Florida can participate in the ceremony taking place in Bedford, Virginia on June 6-8, 2014.
- To read the latest articles focusing on the Award ceremonies that took place recently in Florida, visit this Consulate’s website and look for this chapter "HISTORY AND REMEMBRANCE".
- Ten interviews of American soldiers, who landed in Normandy 70 years ago have been conducted on the occasion of this historic moment, to read them, click here.
Article published May 19, 2014.