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Eric Veteau Honored with French National Service Award

Two images of LFC President, Eric Veteau, being honored with French National Service Award.

LFC President Eric Veteau was recently awarded the French rank of Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite. This honorary ranking, established by Charles de Gaulle in 1963, recognizes distinguished military or civilian service of at least 10 years to the French nation.

During a touching ceremony at his official residence, the Consul General of France in Chicago, Yannick Tagand, spoke of Veteau's commitment to French education, through years of service in France, Mauritania, Senegal, China and the United States.

Veteau took time to thank his family, friends and the many supportive teams he has been a part of throughout his career.

"There can be no success without a team...when a team is strong, anything is possible. That's what we call the collective. So, if there's one thing I deserve credit for, it's leadership and team spirit."

Veteau now proudly shares the Chevalier ranking with his father, who received it for his military service.