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Military Freedom Fest founder honored for commitment to veterans

Receives NASS Medallion Award

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2015) — Doug Day of Nicholasville was recognized today by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes with a NASS Medallion Award for his dedication to supporting active-duty and veteran military members in the community.

dayDay, who was recognized at the Jessamine County Military Honors Ceremony at Edgewood Baptist Church, founded Military Freedom Fest to raise money and awareness for Kentucky military members—past, present, and deceased—and their families.

As of today’s ceremony, 5,000 service members have been recognized as part of the Military Honors program. The ceremonies are paid for with proceeds from an annual event organized by volunteers.

“Our military members, both active-duty and veteran, deserve our deepest respect and gratitude for dedicating their lives to protecting our freedom, and I applaud Doug for his tireless efforts to honor them,” said Grimes. “Events like the Freedom Fest and Honors Ceremony help us remain vigilant in ensuring Kentucky’s 300,000 veterans receive the services they have earned, from health care and counseling, to education and job training, to housing. I appreciate the opportunity to show my thanks and make sure we never stop trying to repay the debt we owe them.”