PICTURES: Soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood celebrate Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 3:49 PM CST
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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Edited News Release/KY3)— Fort Leonard Wood hosted its traditional Thanksgiving Day celebration Thursday in several of its dining facilities on post, with meals for service members and guests.

The meal included 7,000 pounds of turkey, 1,500 pounds of shrimp, 2,000 pounds of prime rib, and 2,000 assorted cakes and pies with all of the accompaniments.

Beverly Leggett, Installation Food Program manager, said more than 13,000 meals were severed during the lunch celebration, and 31,000-plus meals were severed throughout the day.

“Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with family and friends, and for every service member training here on Fort Leonard Wood, their table will look different — the faces will be different — but the warmth felt will remain the same.,” Leggett said. “It is with great honor that for every slice of turkey, candied sweet potato, assorted salads and delicious festive desserts, we serve those who serve.”

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