Wednesday, the 25th of February, four Australians veterans of the Second World War became Knight of the Legion of Honor, at the French Honorary Consulate of Melbourne.
His Excellency Mr. Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France, thanked the courage and the sense of sacrifice of Ronald Cleaver, James Coulter, Dennis Kelly, Donald McDonald, with a special thought for Keith Stevens who unfortunately couldn’t be there due to illness, in a heart-felt and moving speech, expressing the gratitude of the French Republic for these war times heroes.
Then, the ambassador and French Air Chief Marshal Denis Mercier, bestowed the Legion of Honor medal upon the lapels of the Veterans, in presence of their family and friends. The media was also present in force, showing the importance that the Australian community attaches to their history.
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