Jean François Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

Jean François Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France’s Legion of Honor.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault bestowed the award on Kerry on Saturday after the two held talks on Syria’s war.

Calling him a “friend to France,” the Foreign Ministry said he earned the distinction for “his indefatigable efforts in favor of peace.”

Accepting the award, an emotional Kerry recalled visiting Normandy D-Day beaches as a child with his French mother, and watching her cry.

“That’s when I began to understand the cost of war, and the need for all of us to keep fighting for peace, always.”

He also hailed Napoleon for creating the Legion.

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