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The Legion of Honor in 10 questions

1. What is it ?

The Legion of Honor is the highest French decoration and one of the most famous in the world. For two centuries, it has been presented on behalf of the Head of State to reward the most deserving citizens in all fields of activity.

2. What is its purpose ?

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3. Who is eligible ?

Recent cohorts
April 28, 2018 - Military reservists, veterans, war-wounded and deportees members of the Resistance
April 28, 2018 - War-wounded and active duty military personnel
May 20, 2018 - Civilian promotion
Le maréchal de Mac-Mahon

Marie Edme Patrice Maurice comte de Mac-Mahon (1808-1893), duc de Magenta, fut maréchal de France, et président de la nouvelle IIIe République.

Il fut l’un des acteurs de la conquête de l’Algérie, notamment la Petite Kabylie.Durant la guerre de Crimée, il s’illustra à Malakoff où il prononça la phrase célèbre : « J’y suis, j’y reste ». Grand-croix de la...