Army Sergeant Cesar Zamora reads a handwritten note thanking him for his service and a smile crosses his face. "That about sums it up", he says looking up after reading the note.

At a time when countless electronic messages fill our smartphones —a handwritten letter has more impact than ever.

USO and Coca-Cola Consolidated have partnered to collect and send these special littles message of thanks with the Message in Bottle Campaign.

Just in time for Veteran’s Day handwritten messages were delivered to active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their families attending lunch at Walter Reed Medical Center.

“It’s important to us that we say thank you to our service members but also to our families, " says Pamela Horton, Vice Resident of Operations for Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore USO.

There aren’t words that can’t fully thank the men and women who serve our country so courageously. A simple thank you is a great place to begin.

Thank you Veterans!

For more information visit #minibottlemessage

Watch Great Day Washington every morning at 9am on WUSA9 & follow us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram for local community news & fun events in the DMV!