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Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese visits Ft. Sill

Fort Sill_Lessons in leadership were shared Monday night at Fort Sill as former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese traveled to southwest Oklahoma to be the keynote speaker for the first annual "Freedom Banquet."

Meese, who was stationed at Sill for two years after graduating college, was the attorney general under President Ronald Reagan.

The "Freedom Banquet" was organized by the Oklahoma Council on Public Affairs --a conservative think tank based in Oklahoma City.

Meese says the council was created to watch out for Oklahomans.

"It's an organization that is monitoring what's going on in government and providing the ideas to make Oklahoma an ideal place in every aspect, economically, socially, politically, all the kinds of things that are important to those who live here," Meese said.

The OCPA also handed out the first annual "Freedom Award" which honors an Oklahoman or soldier who has been stationed in Oklahoma and has dedicated their life to the cause of freedom.

The first-ever recipient was former Lawton mayor Ted Marley.

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