In addition to the main dish, the Pentagon sent soldiers about 35 tons of beef, 9 tons of ham, 7 tons of sweet potatoes, 30 tons of shrimp, 36 tons of pies, 8 tons of cakes.
More than 136 tons of turkeys received serving abroad the US military to Thanksgiving Day, which is celebrated this Thursday. As stated in the published statement of the Ministry of defense, the government sent almost 10 thousand turkeys to thank the military for their service.
“It is our duty to show gratitude, to provide them with the best lunch that our country can offer,” the statement said. It is reported that the Department in the organization of transportation involved of a huge number of Turkey carcasses worked out the logistics of their delivery around the world for six months. More than 270 festive evenings will be organized, including in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
“The soldier support team is a whole group of people who are proud that American servicemen can enjoy a festive dinner every Thanksgiving Day,” the statement said.
In addition to the main dish, the Pentagon sent military personnel about 35 tons of beef, 9 tons of ham, 7 tons of sweet potatoes, 30 tons of shrimp, 36 tons of pies, 8 tons of cakes, as well as a traditional sweet drink based on sugar, chicken eggs and milk with alcohol called egg-nog.
Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated by Americans since 1621. Then the first settlers in the present state of Massachusetts decided to give praise to God after the harvest. There was a table, and invited the Indians who helped them survive, and they brought with them a strange bird, which the pilgrim fathers called Turkey. Gradually she became a constant attribute of this holiday. It is usually now served on the table with cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes.