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Veteran’s Club founder Jeremy Harrell received national recognition by winning the 2019 National Patriot Award.

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Veteran’s Club, a nonprofit organization that serves Kentucky veterans with Equine Therapy, Homeless Veterans Housing, and Family Outreach Program, won a national and prestigious award, the 2019 National Patriot Award, from the American Freedom Fund.

Founder Jeremy Harrell was invited to Washington D.C., for the 6th annual awards gala which is a signature event in D.C. during December as a nominee.

Harrell and his organization were featured in issues of The Morehead News in 2017 and January 2019.

Harrell said it isn’t typical for a two-year-old nonprofit to win this award.

“We were recognized for the work we’ve done for over 2,900 vets here in Kentucky,” Harrell said.

Harrell, a retired U.S. Army sergeant, formed the group to connect veterans who want to join together to share resources, rebuild camaraderie with one another and provide cost-free equine therapy to veterans who suffer from PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

His work earned him the 2018 Male Kentucky Veteran of the Year by the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana.

Harrell lived in Morehead from 2007 through 2010 and currently lives in Shelbyville.

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