CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- 15 of North Carolina's World War II veterans are being honored for their service by the government of France.
The French consul general in Atlanta will be in Charlotte on Monday to honor the group, who helped liberate France from Nazi occupation from 1944-45.
Denis Barbet will bestow the Legion of Honor upon the group at Byron's in South End beginning at 2 p.m.
Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the National Order of the Legion of Honor is the highest honor in France. It recognizes eminent services to the French Republic.
Recipients of this honor are designated by the President of the Republic, François Hollande.
The following veterans have all confirmed their presence. They will receive this award in recognition of their courage: