Long time Chappaqua resident Gabriel (Gabby) Rosenfeld served in the 95th Infantry in WWII in Europe including
France. He was awarded the Purple Heart, among other medals, for that service. After being contacted by France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, and then again by the French Ambassador in New York, Gabby was honored with a Legion of Honor being award on Veterans Day 2011.
“We the French we will never forget what you did to restore our freedom. And today, we also remember the ultimate sacrifice of so many of your comrades who rest on French soil. They will remain forever in our hearts. I want to tell you that your example gives us inspiration for the future and that we are trying to prove ourselves worthy of your legacy in defending our shared values.”