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Kilmarnock Museum president Carroll Ashburn (center) shows appreciation to Northumberland JROTC privates Kierra Coleman (left) and Meghan Downing (right).

Until last Thursday afternoon, Kierra Coleman wasn’t aware that she was considered a hero.

On October 16, Kilmarnock Museum hosted the Star Wall Awards Ceremony, an Oscar Award-style event honoring performing artists from the Northern Neck.