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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:01 am | Updated: 10:18 pm, Mon Feb 24, 2014.

French President Francois Hollande is making time during his U.S. visit to personally thank six Americans for helping liberate France from Nazi German occupation during World War II.

He's presenting them with the Legion of Honor medal Tuesday afternoon at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near Arlington, Va.

The veterans are from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. They are among hundreds of former American service members to receive France's highest distinction in the past decade for their World War II service.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied forces' D-Day landing in Normandy.

Hollande also is awarding the medal to the World War II Unknown at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

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