Alexis Govciyan Receives France’s Highest Honor

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Alexis Govciyan Receives France’s Highest Honor, Legion d’Honneur

On June 9, 2007, longtime AGBU member Alexis Govciyan was awarded the
prestigious Legion d’Honneur medal by French Senate President M.
Christian Poncelet. Govciyan was President of the Ile de France district
from 1993 to 1996 and served as Vice President of AGBU France from 1995
to 1996. He recently rejoined the AGBU France Committee.

The "Legion d’Honneur" is the premier order of France, established by
Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. Other recognizable French Armenian
recipients of the award have been devoted philanthropist and AGBU France
District member Sona Attamian and renowned singer Charles Aznavour.

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