WWII veterans received into Legion of Honor

  • Nicole Hirsh, left, vice president of the American Society of the Legion of Honor, places a medal on WWII veteran Joseph Dorf. Eleven World War II veterans received France's Legion of Honor, the highest distinction of the French Republic, for their service in France. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Nicole Hirsh, left, vice president of the American Society of the Legion of Honor, places a medal on WWII veteran Joseph Dorf. Eleven World War II veterans received France's Legion of Honor, the highest distinction of the French Republic, for their service in France. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Nicole Hirsh, left, vice president of the American Society of the Legion of Honor, looks on as Jack Goldstein waves to the audience after receiving the medal Legion of Honor on Sunday, May 5, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Legion of Honor medal rests on a pillow. Eleven World War II veterans received France's Legion of Honor, the highest distinction of the French Republic, for their service in France. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • World War II veterans watch as St. Andrews Pipe Band of Miami performs at the Fleet Week's closing event on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Amaturo Theater inside the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • France's Legion of Honor medal. Eleven World War II veterans received France's Legion of Honor, the highest distinction of the French Republic, for their service in France on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Amaturo Theater inside the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • U.S. Naval Academy Appointee Dean Williams, center, shakes the hand of World War II veteran Hiram Duncan on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Amaturo Theater inside the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Eleven World War II veterans stand at attention during the presentation of Colors of both American and French flags prior to receiving France's Legion of Honor. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • World War II veteran John Hennen, center, comments on the importance of the French throughout U.S. history during the ceremony on Sunday, May 5, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • U.S. Naval Academy Appointee Destiny Harrell, center, shakes the hand of World War II veteran Hiram Duncan on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Amaturo Theater inside the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • U.S. Naval Academy Appointee Harrison Samario, left, shakes the hand of World War II veteran Alfred Hartig on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Amaturo Theater inside the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Nicole Hirsh, left, vice president of the American Society of the Legion of Honor, places a medal on WWII veteran Max Houss, right. Eleven World War II veterans received France's Legion of Honor, the highest distinction of the French Republic, for their service in France. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Amaturo Theater inside the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Nicole Hirsh, left, vice president of the American Society of the Legion of Honor, prepares to place a medal on smiling WWII veteran William Poulson, right. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF