Hollande 'to give France's highest award to train heroes on Monday'

France's President Francois Hollande will present three young Americans and a British man with the country's top Legion d'Honneur medal at a ceremony on MondayFrench President Francois Hollande will present three Americans and a Briton with the country’s top Legion d’Honneur medal on Monday in recognition of their bravery in stopping a gunman on a packed train, an Elysee source said. The Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest accolade, was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is awarded in recognition of both civil and military achievements. The train passengers are to be awarded the Chevalier de l’ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur, or Knight of the national Order of the Legion of Honour.

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