10:25am

Mon September 19, 2011
Kentuckians at War

Crowd Supports Medal of Honor Recipient

It was the Fourth of July and Veterans Day all rolled into one. But for the most part, it was Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer's Day. Literally. In his first public event since Meyer received the Medal of Honor on Thursday at the White House, local officials proclaimed Sept. 17 henceforth to be Dakota Meyer Day to honor him and his fallen comrades in Afghanistan. In what had to be a heady experience for the 23-year-old claimed by both Adair and Green counties, a crowd estimated at 20,000 by parade organizers packed downtown Greensburg to see Meyer, who was grand marshal for the Cow Days Parade. Greensburg's population is 2,200.