Monday, March 16, 2009

World War I Vets Honored

France has honored 2 of the 3 living British World War I veterans.

"Henry Allingham, who at 112 is also the country's oldest man, was given the Legion d'Honneur medal by Ambassador Maurice Gourdault-Montagne in a ceremony at the French diplomat's residence in London."

Veterans Minister Kevan Jones, who attended the ceremony, said Allingham had visited schools to help children "remember the sacrifice thousands of British soldiers made in World War I and ensured that they understand the debt of gratitude we owe them."

Speaking of World War I, I took an amazing tour of the battlefields in Flanders back in the early 1990's. As a rule, I despise any kind of group tour. This was the exception. If you are ever in the region, check it out.

1 comment:

  1. why in the world would those belges name their company, quasimodo? are they hoping that people won't know that the hunchback was actually french? i hope you saw the belgian waffle.