Tom Brokaw Receives France’s Highest Honor

By Chris Ariens 

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NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw will receive France’s highest honor today, the Legion of Honor.

With the rank of Knight, Brokaw receives the honor in recognition of the work that he has done on behalf of World War II veterans, those he dubbed The Greatest Generation. “His advocacy is wide ranging, and in particular his book ‘The Greatest Generation’ marks his tireless work on raising awareness of what the men of World War II accomplished,” said a spokesperson from the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Also being honored at the ceremony will be Tom Hanks, and Dr. Gordon Mueller, president of the World War II Museum in New Orleans.

The Legion of Honor ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. ET at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in Paris.

In 2014, President Obama honored Brokaw with the Medal of Freedom.