Legion of Honour bestowed upon pair of veterans

Deputy Consul of France acknowledged two residents of Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead for their contribution in liberating France

Deputy Consul of France in Vancouver

The Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead hosted the Deputy Consul of France, Antoine Mention, on Thursday as he acknowledged two additional residents for their contribution in liberating France during the Second World War.

The ceremony followed an initial gathering in January in which two Veterans Health Centre members and four residents of the lodge received their Legion of Honour medals with help from members of MARPAC.

Leonhardt Beck, Stanley Charles Maher, Jack Porter, Bill Capek, Ken Parton, Geoff Lesueur, Philip Jeffrey and Earl Clark were all honoured.

Napoleon Bonaparte created the Legion of Honour in 1802 to recognize exemplary service to France.

The Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead is gearing up for its annual Commissionaires Broadmead Care Charity Golf Tournament at Uplands Golf Course and local auction on May 6. Proceeds will benefit the Second World War and Korean War veterans and seniors at the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead.

The auction has already kicked off at 32auctions.com, and runs until May 6.

The tournament day will also boast a silent and live auction in the evening, which will wrap up at the same time as the online auction at 8 p.m.

For more information visit broadmeadcare.com.


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