A peace agreement, forged at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1995, ended the Bosnian War.
A recent story about the retirement of Ron Fry, a long time public affairs director at the Air Force Material Command who recalled his experiences working during the accords, prompted a look back at the historic talks.
Here are three things to know about the Dayton Peace Accords:
Wright-Patt had an important role. As the site of the talks, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base ensured security. Warren Christopher, the U.S. Secretary of State, and Richard C. Holbrooke, the assistant secretary of state, facilitated the talks and worked toward a sustainable peace.
A plaza dedicated to a peace maker. Dayton constructed a plaza in remembrance of Holbrooke, who died in 2010. It is located at the southwest corner of Salem and West Riverview avenues.
Presidential influence. Former President Clinton received the Dayton Peace Prize in 2005 for his efforts to end the war. He returned to Dayton in 2015 to take part in 20th anniversary ceremonies.