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7 things you probably didn’t know about Thanksgiving and the military

November 25, 2021
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From the Task and Purpose website

Original article written by Lisette Voytko, posted November 22, 2016.

One hundred and fifty eight Thanksgivings. That’s how many our country has celebrated since the holiday’s national recognition. During that time, our armed forces have fought in numerous wars and conflicts, and many service members have spent Thanksgiving Day deployed in foreign countries or behind enemy lines.

And despite huge nutritional and logistical challenges, the spirit of Thanksgiving has been alive and well in the armed forces for over a century.

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