U.S. veteran William Barr, 94, was awarded with the French Legion of Honor by French President
@EmmanuelMacron for his service in WWII. Barr served in the Battle of the Bulge and fought across France and into Germany.
Daily Progress A 94-year-old Staunton man’s heroism during World War II earned him the French Legion of Honor award Tuesday night from French President Emmanuel Macron. William Barr, who currently lives at The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, was honored Tuesday along with two other veterans at the French Embassy in Washington.
“My generation has the opportunity to defend these values today because your generation, and especially people like you, decided to take all the risks to protect these values, to protect my country,” Macron said. “I am also paying tribute to the blood shed by all your comrades.”
“Robert, Stanley, William, those are names of heroes. During World War II. You fought for freedom. Eternal gratitude from the French people.”