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 people of Grambling have spoken following last weekend’s primary elections, and they obviously want change.
Hopefully, that change will bring good things for the beleaguered town.
While runoff elections still have to be held on Nov. 2, we know that Grambling will get a new player to step in for incumbent Martha Andrus. We also know that Grambling will have at least three new aldermen, with the possibility of all five slots being replaced. Roy L. Jackson and Roosevelt Bryant are the only two incumbents still in the alderman’s race while current Mayor Pro Tem Edward Jones is in a runoff in the mayor’s race along with Robert Wiley.
The gift-buying season is upon us, and with that comes the added task of choosing the perfect gift, not only for adults but also for children.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries in 2010 throughout the United States, 72 percent were to people less than 15 years of age. Additionally, in 2007 alone, toymakers recalled over 19 million toys worldwide because of safety concerns such as lead paint and small magnets.