Ceremony honors the contributions of Anne Faircloth [fr]

France’s highest distinction, the National Order of the Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon I in 1802.

On November 18, 2021, at the Maison Française in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ms. Anne Faircloth, a figure of central North Carolina’s French and Francophile community, was decorated with the insignia of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

In addition to being an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ms. Faircloth is an active member of local French associations, including the Alliance Française of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas, the American Friends of the Château de Compiègne and the French Heritage Society. Beyond her contributions in time and expertise, she is also involved as a donor, supporting organizations and activities that forge French-American ties in North Carolina.

« The decoration presented to you this evening justly rewards your exemplary efforts in the service of the French and Francophile community of North Carolina. Your loyal support of the Maison de France – the meeting place of all the French organizations and activities in this region – has promoted France’s influence and French-American cooperation in various fields. »

  • Consul General Vincent Hommeril, excerpted from his November 18, 2021 speech

Last modified on 09/12/2021

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