(AP) — A Medal of Honor recipient will be the grand marshal of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin's inaugural parade next month.
Kentucky native Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2011 for his efforts to recover missing soldiers during a 2009 firefight in Afghanistan. He is the third living recipient of the highest military award in the United States.
Bevin's inaugural events will begin at 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 with a private swearing-in ceremony just after midnight. On Dec. 8 he will have a family worship service at Buck Run Baptist Church followed by a parade on Capitol Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. The swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol starts at 2 p.m. followed by a party and bluegrass festival at the Kentucky History Museum and the Inaugural Grand March in the Capitol Rotunda.