U.S. Navy Thanksgiving dinners serve-up morale boost
“Every Thanksgiving our culinary specialists take on the huge task of feeding our Sailors, and every year they succeed.” – Cmdr. Scott Wilson, NAVSUP director of Navy Food Service
U.S. Navy Secretary shares Thanksgiving Day meals with Sailors, Marines, family members; US Navy Thanksgiving tradition began before the official American holiday
If you think it is stressful to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal for your family, try cooking for 324,000+ people – the Navy family of Sailors who are protecting and defending America. Since the U.S. Navy is always deployed all over the world, many shipmates are away from family this Thanksgiving, but they’ll still get a taste of home.
The U.S. Navy has celebrated Thanksgiving in one fashion or another since before it became an official American holiday.
“Being away from family and friends during this time of year isn’t easy, but that motivates our culinary specialists to provide a quality meal to our Sailors. The joy we see on Sailors’ faces makes all of the effort worth it,” said Cmdr. Scott Wilson, NAVSUP director of Navy Food Service.
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