This message is quite important to applicable WW2 veterans. Sorry if you're receiving this again but notice was received that for a very large number of recipients the email was not deliverable the second time. I removed a copied excerpt from a website but left the link; hopefully this works and all members receive this 3rd mailing.
VETERANS/THEIR FAMILIES MUST ACT QUICKLY!
Branch 60 member, Shawn Fowler, forwarded this announcement:
The French Gov’t has opened up nominations for the French Legion of Honour for our WW 2 veterans:
Many will know that the Government of France awarded the Legion of Honour to surviving veterans of the French campaign. In all, 639 awards were made but the Embassy was contacted by a number of eligible veterans who only learned of this after the fact. Today, the Embassy of France, through Veteran's Affairs Canada (VAC), announced that the program would be extended and that nominations would be accepted up to 31 July 2015. If you know of an eligible veteran please contact "Canada Remembers" at VAC for the nomination form. The contact is Jaime Cote. No e-mail or phone number but the address is 66 Slater, Ottawa, K1A 0P4
"The Government of France would like to pay special tribute to Canadian veterans who were part of that campaign by appointing them to the Legion of Honour, the highest honour conferred by the Government of France. The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to support this initiative, and we encourage you to participate by nominating candidates for this prestigious decoration.
The Embassy of France is looking for candidates who took part in the battles and military operations surrounding the landings and the campaign to liberate France between June 6 and Aug. 31, 1944. The decorations will be awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in military or civilian life.
SEE ALSO: http://www.artillery.net/beta/liberation-of-france-noms