VIDEO: American Heroes That Stopped Massacre on French Train Given Legion of Honor Award

by Warner Todd Huston | August 24, 2015 1:01 pm

On Monday, the three Americans and the one Briton who rushed the would-be terrorist on a French train and probably saved the lives of dozens of passengers were given France’s highest civilian award, the Legion d’Honneur.

These amazing four men who leapt into action[1] to stop a Muslim terrorist from murdering at will have now been given a high honor.

French President Francois Hollande gave childhood buddies Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler the Legion d’Honneur. British businessman Chris Norman, who joined the trio and rushed the assailant on the Amsterdam to Paris train Friday, also received the award during a ceremony at the president’s official residence.

Wearing polo shirts and khaki trousers, the Americans arrived at the Élysée Palace in two black SUVs flying U.S. flags along with American Ambassador Jane Hartley.

“Here are four men who with the help of others acted not just to save their own lives but who also came to help others and saved the lives of others,” said Hollande, who added that the actions of the brave few helped prevent “true carnage” aboard the train carrying around 500 people.

We need heroes like this today.

Endnotes:
  1. four men who leapt into action: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/hero-americans-who-thwarted-train-attack-awarded-legion-dhonneur-n414681

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