In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte established the National Order of the Legion of Honor in France in the aftermath of the French Revolution to recognize members of the military for their service to their country.
In fact, it is the most prestigious decoration in France.
In 2004, in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the French government began giving the medal to World War II veterans as a way to pay tribute to them for their participation during the war.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s State Farm Insurance “Top 28” packed up and left Ruston on Saturday night, but not before leaving the city with an economic boost many towns of Ruston size don’t see often.
The three-day basketball tournament hosted at Louisiana Tech University’s Thomas Assembly Center featured schools from all over the state and brought in an estimated 27,500 people into the area, according to Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau President Kyle Edmiston.