Beshear salutes Kentucky veterans at Frankfort ceremony

jbrammer@herald-leader.comNovember 12, 2011 

FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear recognized the "monument of service and the ocean of sacrifice" by Kentucky's military veterans in a ceremony Friday morning on the front steps of the Old Capitol. About 300 people attended. In addition to honoring the more than 335,000 veterans in the state and 12,000 Kentucky soldiers serving in the Middle East, Beshear announced that the state planned to put up a bronze plaque in the Capitol to recognize the 59 Medal of Honor recipients from Kentucky. That group includes Dakota Meyer, a Marine sergeant from Greensburg who received the medal in September. Meyer charged into heavy gunfire in Afghanistan in 2009 and saved the lives of 36 people.

Jack Brammer, jbrammer@herald-leader.com

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