Chatham County's annual Veteran's Day banquet was held on Monday at the American Legion post in Thunderbolt.
About 100 people listened to Third Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Murray. They also listened to Chatham Veteran of the Year, Bob Cutler, who is a World War II veteran and a retired Lt. Commander in the Coast Guard.
"It's a great honor that I never really expected. I appreciate it," said Cutler.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Jim Vejar, said, "Veteran of the year represents all the veterans in this community, so therefore the importance of it is we are recognizing the fact that they are veterans and they are important people. In addition to that, it is a type of education for our children and grandchildren and so on."
Producer and author of "Welcome Home," Ross Lewis, also spoke at Monday night's banquet. WTOC's own Vice President and General Manager, Bill Cathcart, was in attendance.