AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is pleased to announce that Medal of Honor recipient, Sergeant Dakota Meyer, USMC, will keynote the opening luncheon at the 14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST at the Hilton Austin Hotel in the Grand Ballroom.
The keynote session will be livestreamed at: txpo.li/TPPFlive
Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer is a United States Marine Corps veteran, the recipient of the Medal of Honor – the military’s highest honor, and the New York Times best-selling author of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded a successful construction company in Kentucky. Meyer earned his medal for his actions during the Battle of Ganjigal, which was part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is the first living Marine to have received the medal since 1973 and one of the youngest. Humble and soft-spoken, Meyer insists that he is not a hero, and that any Marine would do the same thing.
For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. This year’s program includes more than 35 panel discussions and debates on the major issues affecting Texas’ future.
Members of the public and media who wish to attend may register and view the agenda at: www.PolicyOrientation.com
Keynote and plenary sessions will be livestreamed at: txpo.li/TPPFlive
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.