It's good to be home this year, but I hope you'll keep the deployed in your thoughts at times today. For some of you that will be all too easy, as someone you cannot help but think of is absent from your table today; for others, please make a moment or two. I have several friends still there, and I know many of us do.
By the way, LTC Allen West turns out to be a friend of reader Soldier's Mom. She told him about the post yesterday, and he wrote back: "I send my Thanksgiving regards and best wishes to Blackfive and everyone." Best to you too, sir.