The highest military honour that France can bestow has been awarded to 4 local gentlemen for their galant efforts during the World War II D-Day Landings.
These fine veterans of Normandy are Simeon Mayou, a former Councillor in Walsall, Arthur Utley, George Stokes and Bernard Benson.
Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director said, “It’s fantastic to think that we live in the midst of 4 heroes in our local area. The National Order of the Legion of Honour goes right back to the time of Napoleon Bonaparte himself. This truly is history in the making if I ever saw it.
It’s been reported in the press that a formal reception was organised by the French Embassy and the Mayor of Walsall to pay tribute to the men to mark their bravery along with their families.
French Honorary Consul, Robert Mille, said, “I am here on behalf of the French people to express our undying and heartfelt thanks in respect of the enormous debt of gratitude we owe you.”
Mr. Thorpe added, “Let’s take a moment to recognise the bravery of these men. 91-year-old Simeon Mayou from Pelsall, 92-year-old Arthur Utley is from Willenhall, 95-year-old George Stokes from Bloxwich and 94-year-old Bernard Benson from Walsall. Community is at the heart of our business and these men have made there way into all of our hearts.”
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business in the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.