The Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt post in Rockland was packed Tuesday evening, March 5, as 11 veterans of World War II and Korea were honored.

Lt. Col. Peter Ogden, who oversaw Maine Veterans Services, presented certificates and pins to the individuals who filled the front row of seats for the post event.

Veteran Russell Wolfertz Jr. organized the event and has been working to find local veterans to be recognized.

Honored at the event were Joseph "Bud" Baum, who served in World War II; Franklin Nash, Korea; Phil Myers, World War II; Clyde Melvin Smith, World War II; Arthur Adolphson Jr., Korea; Philip Robinson, Korea; Donald Robishaw Sr., Korea; Joseph Wallace, Korea; Ernest Benner, Korea; Lerory Rogers, Korea; and Harold Wiggin, World War II.