The Legion d’Honneur for US veterans
Upon presentation of their military file as detailed hereunder, US veterans who risked their life during World War II to fight on French territory, may be awarded this distinction. Those selected are appointed to the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor. The Legion of Honor medal is not awarded posthumously.
Created to honor extraordinary contributions to the country, the Legion of Honor is France’s highest distinction.
To be eligible to this outstanding award, the veteran has to fit strict criteria :
If the veteran lives in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont he or she must send the file with the request for consideration for the French Legion of Honor to the
Consulate General of France
31 Saint James Avenue, Suite 750
Boston, MA 02116