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Several Medal of Honor recipients will be in Louisville this week for the 2011 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the medal, which is the nation’s highest award granted for U.S. combat.

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer is the newest recipient of the medal. Meyer was presented the award earlier this month by President Barack Obama. He’s now one of five Kentucky medal holders that will be in Louisville beginning Wednesday.

Recipients and their families will visit schools, events and participate in a public walk throughout the week. It will end Saturday at an awards dinner, attended by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Over 50 medal recipients will come to Louisville and participate throughout the week.