THOMASTON — Area organizations honored local veterans Sept. 18 with an emotional and heartfelt ceremony at the Thomaston Municipal Building.

The event was organized by Municipal Officer Sandy Moore and sponsored by the Lady Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Orient #15 Lodge of Masons, American Legion Post 34 of St. George and local Girl Scout troops.

The ceremony honored nine local veterans, and one who passed away, by presenting them with quilts of valor.

Quilts of Valor is a national organization that presents individually-made quilts to veterans in honor of their service.

The quilts were made by JoAnn Bolduc, Central Region Coordinator for Maine Quilts of Valor.

Veterans honored in this event were:

William V. Cross, World War II, Army, 1941-1946

Kenneth A. Jacobson, World War II, Army 1944-1946

Clayton G. Dorr, Korea/Vietnam, Air Force, 1954-1981

Benjamin C. Perry, Korea/Vietnam, Navy, 1954-1973

William M. Wasson, Vietnam, Navy, 1965-1969

Donald Winchenbach, Vietnam, Arm, 1965-1967

Barbara G. Roscoe, Vietnam/Desert Storm, Navy, 1974-1994

Jeff Sukeforth, Vietnam, Air Force, 0973-1993

Rayanne Emerson, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Air Force, 2007-present

In honor of: Elwyn F. Henderson, Korean War, Air Force, 1951-1955

World War II veteran William Cross. Photo by Christine Simmonds

World War II veteran Kenneth Jacobson. Photo by Christine Simmonds

Korea/Vietnam veteran Clayton Dorr. Photo by Christine Simmonds

Korea/Vietnam veteran Benjamin Perry. Photo by Christine Simmonds

Vietnam veteran William Wasson. Photo by Christine Simmonds

Vietnam veteran Donald Winchenbach. Photo by Christine Simmonds

Vietnam/Desert Storm veteran Barbara Roscoe. Photo by Christine Simmonds

Vietnam veteran Jeff Sukeforth. Photo by Christine Simmonds

Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Rayanne Emerson. Photo by Christine Simmonds

From left: Frank and Michael Henderson in honor of father Elwyn Henderson, a Korean War veteran. Photo by Christine Simmonds