Unfortunately being in the armed forces means that, sometimes, you need to be away from the people and places most important to you on special days like Thanksgiving. While this is undoubtedly hard, our military has tried to soften the blow on homesick soldiers by offering comfort and familiarity through the great common denominator of Thanksgiving–the meal.
The three Thanksgiving menus below are strikingly similar in their offerings and rely on the basic comfort foods of the holiday that are familiar to most. In fact, even though the earliest menu is from over 90 years ago, I would bet that many of you reading this today will see similar items on your Thanksgiving table.
I’m glad that the soldiers who were serving when these menus were printed were able to have the comfort of familiar food on Thanksgiving even if they didn’t have the comforts of home. Here’s hoping those currently serving will enjoy similarly satisfying feasts.