U.S. Servicemen Continue Tradition Of Celebrating Thanksgiving With Nursing Home Residents

Servicemen continue a two decade long tradition of eating a Thanksgiving meal with nursing home residents in Okinawa, Japan. The 7th Communication Battalion enjoys sharing with the community and sharing their U.S. culture with the residents. The servicemen sing, share a meal and spend time in conversation.

“It’s a blessing because they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Japan,” said a Navy Lt. and chaplain for 7th Comm. Bn., III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. “It’s an American holiday and we bring that American tradition to the nursing home so they can enjoy one of our most special holidays.” For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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