Sen. Mark Warner has set up a new comment feature on his Senate website that allows Virginians to send a message to members of the Navy SEAL team that conducted the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan this week.
The Senator's office said comments submitted through the site would be delivered to the SEAL commanders.
"His death does not mean that the threat posed by terrorism to our nation has passed. We must remain vigilant," Warner, a Virginia Democrat, told the Associated Press on Monday. "But bin Laden's death does provide a sense of justice, and hopefully a measure of comfort, for those who have given so much in America's fight against international terrorism."
The SEAL community received an outpouring of support and thanks on social networks, the AP reported.
"I believe a lot of Virginians, and many Americans, would like to say 'thank you,'" Senator Warner said in a statement Thursday, adding that "these Navy SEALs succeeded in an extraordinary mission. I am proud of them."