HANCOCK — The Hancock Lions Club honored 17 World War II veterans during a dinner and program Monday night at the Park-N-Dine restaurant on East Main Street in Hancock.
Hancock Lions Club member Larry Gerber Sr. said the program grew from an effort to honor three World War II veterans who are members of the Hancock Lions Club.
Organizers decided to open the event to any Hancock-area World War II veterans.
Gerber said work on the program began in January and some World War II veterans in the area died before the event could be held.
Gregory Jones, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, spoke at the dinner, Gerber said.