Russia Légion d'honneur

The Village of Russia will welcome James E. Pleiman, Thomas V. Francis, and Edward L. Borchers into the Légion d'honneur during the program’s inaugural ceremony on Sunday, March 12, at 1 p.m. The ceremony – which is open to the public – will be held inside Clair C. Naveau Gymnasium at Russia Local School.

The program is funded by the Russia Wellness Foundation and serves as a recognition platform to memorialize deserving individuals from the community, school, and church who have bestowed upon the Russia community and Russia Local School a positive image.

The event will include prelude music from Russia’s High School Band, slide shows of each inductee, along with introduction and acceptance speeches from each recipient’s family. A public reception will follow in the school commons.

Inaugural Inductees (2023)

Edward L Borchers


Thomas V Francis


James E Pleiman