Dozens of people attended a ceremony and luncheon honoring veterans Friday at the Freedom Monument Veterans Memorial in Santa Maria.
The free event is held every year.
This year, a plaque was dedicated honoring Cold War Veterans, those who served between 1946 and 1991.
A wreath ceremony honoring all those who served was also held.
The Freedom Monument Veterans Memorial is located outside the Abel Maldonado Youth Center at 600 S. McClelland St.