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GUEST COLUMN: Forgotten heroes of World War I

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On Nov. 11 our nation observes Veterans Day. It was established in 1919 as Armistice Day, a day to commemorate the end of the fighting in World War I, in 1918. It was a bloody and brutal combat, much of it fought in the trenches, where my dad said they sometimes climbed over the dead bodies of their comrades and waded in blood well over their ankles. My dad, a veteran of the “Great War,” fought in the major battles that led up to the Armistice.

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