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Defend Freedom Bus Tour rolls through Louisville

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Sgt. Dakota Meyer greets people at VFW Post 1170 in Middletown, KY. Sgt. Dakota Meyer greets people at VFW Post 1170 in Middletown, KY.
Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A bus tour led by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) rolled through Louisville Monday.

The CVA is taking their "Defend Freedom Bus Tour" coast-to-coast, with 36 stops over 25 days. They visited the Middletown VFW Post 1170 for a BBQ Monday night.

Stopping in Louisville with the bus tour was Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient from Kentucky. Meyer was in Afghanistan with the Marine Corps in September of 2009 when he saved the lives of three dozen U.S. and Afghan troops after an ambush.

Sgt. Meyer joined a lineup of other speakers talking on veterans' issues, national security and the economic crisis.

Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, said his organization is dedicated to one thing: "fighting for the freedom here at home that [veterans] fought for overseas or in uniform."

He said, "We want to get them engaged with the issues of the day, involved and activated to fight for this country here at home."

For detailed information on CVA's issue priorities, as well as how you can follow the Defend Freedom Bus Tour, click here.

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