Mr. Henry (Hank) Jackson bestowed the Legion of Honor a few days before Vimy celebrations [fr]
"I’m not a hero, you know, because many other people did the same thing."
Calgary Honorary Consul Mr. Roy Klassen bestowed the Legion of Honor to Mr. Henry (Hank) Jackson on March 31st in Calgary (AB), a few days prior to the celebrations of Vimy Battle Centennial. Honorable Mr. Kent Hehr, Veterans Affairs Minister, was also present.
France’s Legion of Honour was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. It rewards citizens for their merits, irrespective of social or hereditary considerations. The Knight of the French Legion of Honour medal is a five-armed cross with a V-shaped cut-out at the end of each arm, generally surmounted by a wreath of laurel leaves.
Media coverage :
- Calgary WW II veteran receives France’s top military service medal, CBC News Calgary, March 31st, 2017.
- Mr. Jackson’s video on CTV News.