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About a hundred people gathered at the foot of Laclede statue Sunday, January 11, 2015 for a moment of silence during a vigil for the victims shot Wednesday during an attack at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Updated Sunday at 7:51 p.m. with more detail from the attacks in France.

Despite the cold and rain, about a hundred people gathered in front of Laclede statue in downtown St. Louis Sunday to remember the victims of a suspected terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Three Missouri World War Two veterans have received France’s Legion of Honor medal, the highest award given by the French government for service to that country.  They were recognized today at a ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol hosted by Governor Jay Nixon.

Frank Crooks, 87, is a St. Joseph native who now lives in Jefferson City. He served in the Army Air Forces as a turret gunner in a B-26 Marauder bomber.  His plane was forced to make an emergency landing at a German airstrip after being hit by enemy flack over France.