U.S. military retirees from all over Korea were recognized for their service, Nov. 16, during the annual Retiree Appreciation Day on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. The event began with a color guard from the local ROTC presenting the colors. Col. Michael. E. Masley, garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, gave opening remarks, thanking the retirees for their service and their continuing support in the community.
"Each year, here in Area II, we set aside a special day for some very special people: men and women who represent what is best in America," Masley said. "Even though you don't wear the uniform any longer, I am proud to be among all of you who gave so much while in uniform, and will continue to contribute to our country and the great ROK-U.S. alliance. I thank you for that service."