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Local woman honored at Jefferson Awards in Washington

A local woman was honored at the Jefferson Awards in Washington.

Ramona Cook was featured on NBC 10 News a couple of months ago. After more than three years of work, she successfully installed a military lounge at T.F. Green Airport.

That lounge gives 10,000 service members and their families privacy and space while waiting and traveling. Cook has been behind many unit family days and military balls for all military services within the state.

Ninety Americans were recognized at the 42nd annual Jefferson Awards, which are regarded as one of the highest honors for community service and volunteerism.

"Our nation's greatness is derived in large measure from its goodness, from the largely unheralded yet noble Americans whose commitment to helping others embodies the founding ideals of our democracy," said Sam Beard, founder and president of The Jefferson Awards Foundation.

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