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World War II veteran Harold Peters accepts a certificate honoring him for his service at the Oct. 27 Hall of Heroes induction ceremony.

Each year, the Greenwood County Veterans Affairs office honors a number of nominated veterans by inducting them into the Hall of Heroes.

This year, Greenwood and Laurens county veterans were inducted together for the first time.

The ceremony was hosted at Lander University’s Abney Cultural Center auditorium, where more than 40 veterans were honored for their years of service. Many veterans were able to cross the stage themselves to receive the honor, but some were honored posthumously, with their relatives accepting the honor in their stead.