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Dakota Meyer: Ceremony watched with chills of pride

'There have been many occasions in my life that I've been proud to say I'm from Adair County, but none greater than today.' -SHEILA BLAIR

By Sheila Blair

COLUMBIA, ADAIR CO., KY (2011-09-15) - I would like to congratulate Dakota Meyer on receiving the Medal of Honor today.

I know Dakota feels he doesn't deserve the recognition he has received. However, I'm sure the families of the fallen soldiers he returned home feel he deserves much more.

As I watched the ceremony this afternoon, with tears in my eyes, and chills of pride running over my body, I couldn't help but wonder what was going through Dakota's mind. I hope he realizes what a great example he is, not only to the young people of our country, but to us all.

There have been many occasions in my life that I've been proud to say I'm from Adair County, but none greater than today.

God Bless you, Dakota!!!

Sincerely,--Sheila Blair

Public offices in Columbia, KY, closed for a brief time September 15, 2011, to watch the Medal of Honor ceremonies. It was the thing to do. Appropriately, very little else was on the minds of Adair Countians. It was a special occasion in our county's and country's history. Clerk Sheila Blair shares the special feelings she had with CM readers. We hope others will do the same. But we also hope, even if not to share publicly, everyone will jot a memory in a diary, or write a letter to family, to acknowledge and commemorate where they were, and the feelings of pride in this courageous American hero. -CM

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