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It's a Glorious Day: Adair Co., KY Salutes Dakota Meyer

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Excitement has been building all morning for the start of the most spectacular event in the history of Columbia, KY, as Adair County Salutes Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient, with events which officially start at 1:30pmCT at Campbellsville Road and Adair Veterans Memorial Highway, with official ceremonies to begin at Lindsey Wilson College's Blue Raider Stadium, 820 Hanley Lane, Columbia, KY, at 2pmCT.



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Patriot Guard Riders leave nothing to chance



2011-10-02 - Blue Raider Stadium, 820 Hanley Lane, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
An Advance Party of five Patriot Guard Riders made meticulous preparations on Saturday, October 1, 2011, for the unit's escort of Adair County native Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient, to the Adair County Salutes Dakota Meyer event at Blue Raider Stadium today, Sunday, October 2, 2011. They are, from left Tom Folsom, Hardin Co., KY; James Keown, Bowling Green, KY; Joe Hare, Columbia, KY; Shawn O'Keefe, Bowling Green, KY; and Bobby Castle, Elizabethtown, KY. The Patriot Guard will stage at Adair County High School, proceed to the start point of the rolling procession at Adair Veterans Memorial Highway and Campbellsville Road for the southbound route around the Historic Adair County Courthouse - which will have added significance after today - up Jamestown Hill, and east on Russell Road to the Robert L. Miller Drive entrance to Blue Raider Stadium. In all, the PGR expects at least 150 riders up to 400 or more. "Columbia has never seen anything like this," Joe Hare said.

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Adair County Salutes Dakota Meyer, Sunday, October 2, 2011



2011-10-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo Official program design by Joyce Coomer, Printing Creations.
Adair County Salutes Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient and the eyes of America are focused on his home town. The photo above is from the cover of the Official program. The Event will be preceded by a procession through Columbia which starts at 1:30pmCT, with arrival at Blue Raider Stadium at 2pmCT. The program was coordinated by a committee headed by Judge Ann Melton and Mayor Mark Harris and Amy Mitchum, Ann Young, Mike Mitchum, Chris Schmidt, Dennis Loy, Joe Hare, Sonya Roy, Lisa Lee, Jerri Nixon, and Gale Cowan. The committee gives a special thank you to Lindsey Wilson College for the use of Blue Raider Stadium.

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A Glorious Day for Adair County Salutes Sgt. Dakota Meyer



2011-10-02 - Robert L. Miller Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Hundreds of people have been in the background this morning preparing for what may grow to a crowd of 2-5,000 additional people in Columbia, KY, today, for Adair County Salutes Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient at Blue Raider Stadium. This sign is at the Robert L. Miller Drive entrance taken at mid morning of the most glorious October Day imaginable.

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Adair Co. Salutes Dakota Meyer: Sheena London, David England



2011-10-02 - Robert L. Miller DR, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Sheena London, a member of the residence hall staff at Lindsey Wilson College, is in charge of traffic control at the Robert L. Miller Drive entrance to Blue Raider Stadium. She's pictured with David England, Winchester, KY, who was in Columbia with one of the earliest waves Patriot Guard Riders (PGR), helping line the procession path along which Adair County native Dakota Meyer, Congressional Medal of Honor winner will ride. London, from Hiseville, KY, is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College. England said that he expects as many as 400 riders today. The number is growing in part because of the absolutely perfect October 2, 2011 Day. Parking for dignitaries and others taking part in the ceremony will take much of the Miller Park capacity, but clearly marked empty lots along Russell Road and Jamestown Street are available for the overflow, and shuttle busses will be carrying spectators to Blue Raider Stadium, 820 Hanley Lane, for the 2pmCT main ceremonies.

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Adair County Salutes Sgt. Dakota Meyer: Pledge



2011-10-04 - Blue Raider Stadium, 820 Hanley Lane, Columbia, KY - Photo by Doyle Lloyd, adairband.com.
From left Vietnam Veteran Joe Hare, who introduced Dakota Meyer; Singers Judy Somerville, Yulanda Bradshaw, and Krista Michelle Neat; Mayor Mark D. Harris, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, CJE Ann Melton.

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