Thornton is welcoming home a father of two this weekend after he spent more than half a year in Afghanistan.
Lt.-Col. Adam Barsby is returning home after a seven-and-a-half month tour of duty helping train the Afghan National Army.
Barsby’s wife, Helen, said she is really excited for her husband’s return home.
"It will be nice to be a family again," she said.
The couple has two children, 16-year-old James and six-year-old Victoria-Ann.
To help welcome Barsby home, a local florist has donated yellow ribbons to residents and businesses so they can show their support for Barsby.
This is Barsby’s second tour of duty in Afghanistan.