Legion of Honor

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Legion of Honor:

see decorations, civil and militarydecorations, civil and military,
honors bestowed by a government to reward services or achievements, particularly those implying valor. The practice of bestowing such decorations dates back at least to the laurel wreaths of the ancient Greeks and Romans and gained prevalence
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Anastazia now hopes the French government also will approve a Legion of Honor application she helped put together for Doudalis.
The Legion of Honor, the highest distinction awarded by the French government, is awarded to individuals who have served France or the ideals it upholds.
Only then will the honour of the Legion of Honor finally be restored.
The Embassy of France in Tehran last week formally presented the award of the French Legion of Honor to Gholam-Hossein Amirkhani, a leading Iranian calligrapher.
KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- French Ambassador to Kuwait Christine Nakhla Tuesday honored Director of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) Adnan Shihab-Eldin with the "Knight of the Legion of Honor," the most prestigious decoration in the country.
World War II veterans obtain the French Legion of Honor recognizing the life-or-death commitments they made to free Europe from Nazi occupation.
In 1802, legendary and controversial French leader Napoleon Bonaparte established the Legion of Honor, a decoration considered the highest national order in the country.
British businessman, Chris Norman, smiles as he leaves the Elysee Palace <Bin Paris after being awarded with the French Legion of Honor Michel Euler
The French government has conferred the Knight of the Legion of Honor on Khaled Juffali in recognition of his prominent activities and efforts aimed at strengthening trade relations between Saudi Arabia and France.
WEBSTER -- Decorated World War II veteran Frank Vegnone has seen much in his 93 years, both at home and abroad, but nothing, he said, prepared him for the moving moment when he received France's highest distinction, the Legion of Honor medal.
RAMALLAH, May 15, 2014 (WAFA) -- French President Francois Hollande, last Wednesday, conferred upon the leader of the Palestinian presidential guard, Major-General Muneer al-Zubi, an award officially honoring him as a Knight of the French Legion of Honor, which is the highest decoration granted by the French government.
PARyS (CyHAN)- Turkish sociology professor NilE-fer GE[micro]le was awarded France's highest distinction, the Legion of Honor, on Monday evening.