The City of Santa Maria Public Library hosted a Letters to Veterans event on Monday.
The community was invited to write letters that will be mailed to veterans in appreciation of their service to the country.
Those who stopped by to write a letter on Monday said they want veterans to know they feel safe at home because of their service to the United States.
“I’m very aware of all the honors that are paid to veterans because I lost a brother in the Vietnam War and so my heart is with all the troops,” said Beverly Scofield, Santa Maria resident.
Those who weren’t able to attend the event at the library can still write a letter by visiting the website, amillionthanks.org.