Ceremony of Legion of Honour in Edmonton [fr]
Nine Canadian D-Day veterans were bestowed France’s highest honour during a ceremony held at the Alberta Legislature February, 8th 2016 in Edmonton.
Mr. Elmer CARLSON, Mr. Vincent CHANEY, Mr. Martin JONES, Mr. George PHILIPS, Mr. Alfred PRITCHARD, Mr. Frederick RUSSELL, Mr. Manuel SHARKO, Mr. Douglas WHITE, Mr. William LEFAIVRE were nominated to receive the Legion of Honour in aknowledgement of their bravory and sacrifices during the D-Day in France.
A ceremony was held at the Alberta Legislature with Mr. Fleury, Consul General of France in Vancouver, Hon. Robert Wanner, Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly and Mrs. Sarah Hoffman, representing Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
In the Media:
- "Nine Alberta veterans of D-Day awarded France’s highest honour", Edmonton Journal, 8 février 2016
- Vidéo diffusée sur le Regina Leader Post
- "Nine WWII veterans from Alberta received France’s top honour, the Legion d’Honneur, at a special ceremony at the Alberta Legislature on Monday", Edmonton Sun, 8 février 2016
- "9 WWII veterans from Alberta received France’s top honour at a special ceremony", CNews, 8 février 2016
- "Nine Alberta veterans of D-Day awarded France’s highest honour", Calgary Herald, 8 février 2016