Veterans involved in D-Day, liberation of France sought for French award

As part of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the landings in Normandy and Provence, France during World War II

As part of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the landings in Normandy and Provence, France during World War II, France wishes to honour the veterans who took part in these operations.

The Sylvan Lake branch of The Royal Canadian Legion is looking for any surviving veterans and is willing to help them complete nomination forms which need to be submitted before Dec. 31st.

Some of these veterans will be nominated to or promoted within the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest decoration that France can bestow, said a letter from the Ambassador of France in Canada.

“In order to compile the corresponding dossiers, the Embassy will identify … veterans who took part in combat or military landing operations, or the liberation of France. Canadian or foreign decorations already held by veterans may represent useful criteria for selection,” stated the letter.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to support this initiative and we encourage you to participate by nominating candidates for this prestigious decoration, said a letter from the federal department.

Dossiers must be sent to Veterans Affairs Canada for verification before Dec. 31 and will subsequently be sent to the Embassy of France.

If there are veterans who qualify, please contact Gordon Graham, First Vice President of the Sylvan Lake branch of The Royal Canadian Legion at 403-887-2434 or 403-304-7805 for more information or assistance in completing the necessary forms.

 

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