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SGT Dakota Meyer week will culminate in parade, ceremony

Official Columbia/Adair County Joint Announcement
From the office of Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton

Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer will be honored in public ceremonies as part of "Sergeant Dakota Meyer Week" on October 2, 1011. Ceremonies will include a parade around Downtown Columbia which will lead Sergeant Meyer to Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raider Stadium. The public and media are welcome and encouraged to attend either or both the parade route or the ceremony to start at 2pmCT at Blue Raider Stadium.

Sergeant Meyer received, the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award, from President Barack Obama on September 15, for his actions during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan's Ganjgal Valley on September 8, 2009. Sergeant Meyer became the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Details of each event are outlined below:
PARADE: Starting at 1:30pmCT at the intersection of KY 55 North and Veterans Memorial Highway (by-pass) leading around Downtown Columbia, up Jamestown Street to Lindsey Wilson Blue Raider Stadium.

CEREMONY: Mayor Mark Harris, along with Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, will honor Sergeant Dakota Meyer in a public ceremony beginning at 2:00 PM, CT at Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raider Stadium.
A meet and greet as well as photo opportunities with Sergeant Meyer will be provided from 3pm-4pmCT "For Those Who Gave All" T-shirts will be available for purchase, all proceeds going to Sergeant Meyer's Million Dollar Challenge Scholarship Fund.

Media availability with Sergeant Meyer will be provided from 4pm-4:30pmCT, at Blue Raider Stadium, 820 Hanley Lane, Columbia, KY.

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President Obama awards Sgt. Dakota Meyer the Medal of Honor

2011-09-21 - The East Room, the White House - Photo by Lance CPL Daniel A. Wetzel.
President Barack Obama awards Sgt. Dakota Meyer the Medal of Honor September 15, 2011. Meyer is the first living Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. He and his family and friends were gathered at the White House to commemorate his selfless service.

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