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Town prepares for hero's return

Already there is something different about this year's Cow Days in downtown Greensburg, as the town gets ready for a crowd that will rival the total population of the entire county.

"It's more people than we've ever seen in my lifetime, so it's really something huge," said Green County Judge Executive Misty Edwards.

"You can't talk to anybody that's just not bursting at the seams with pride," said Greensburg Mayor Lisle Cheatham.

Both towns people and officials alike say that this place will be even more than it is today, with thousands turning out to catch a glimpse of the war hero's homecoming.

Dakota Meyer will lead the parade through town as part of his first public appearance since returning home and receiving the Medal of Honor.
This won't be the first time the rural town has been affected by war not too long ago, they lost a son of Greensburg to fighting in Iraq.

"It's really kind of remarkable, as small of a community as we are that we get to experience both ends of that," said Cheatham.

Cheatham says the people of Greensburg are welcoming this homecoming.

"He is certainly welcome at our Post anytime, and we would be more than glad to give him a lifetime membership," said retired airman Joe Taylor.

The parade begins Saturday around one, with a ceremony and photo opportunities for the public afterward.


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