Barry and I would like to say thank you to everyone that has sent us personal messages, comments and email of congratulations. All too many to personally name and answer

We are both honoured and humbled to be awarded the Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur.

It is the highest French order for military and civil merits, established 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. Barry and I are the first ever couple to have been awarded this predigest award.

We both feel that this award is not only ours but every Australian that has helped us along the way. Thank you all for your support and encouragement to carry on.

We still need to raise another $250,000 to $300,000 to have our dream and that of many of you fulfilled. We have paid for the land now we just need to raise the rest for the Memorial Wall and Gardens of Reflections.

Barry and I would also like to congratulate the Mayor of Pozieres Mr. Bernard Delattre OAM on his award of The Order of Australia that he was presented with also on 23rd July 2016.13654333_607381812775809_4044274908056296504_n 20160724001275711756-minihighres 13781823_1732678756972654_1826166000470526547_n

Thank you all