The guns fell silent on this date in 1918, marking the end of the "Great War" and restoring peace, at least for a little while. The day became an anniversary of peace and then a day to honor veterans. And they deserve all of the honor, respect, appreciation and thanks they receive...and then some. All of the things we enjoy and too often take for granted are the direct result of their sacrifice.
So on this day, I would like to express a special word of appreciation to Sgt. James Alvin Byers of the 45 Infantry Thunderbirds who answered the call of his country and went to the cold mountains of Korea. Thank you for serving and especially thanks for coming home. I'm glad you're still here to thank!