[skipwords]Thanksgiving[/skipwords] in the military

Staff Sgt. Robert Omann puts the final touches on a Thanksgiving turkey decoration on Nov. 22 at the Demon's Diner in Fort Riley, Kansas. As families and communities across the country prepare for the official start of the holiday season, familiar comfort foods begin to take center stage. (Photo: Sgt. Roland Hale, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs/U.S. Army/Flickr)

 

Staff Sgt. Robert Omann puts the final touches on a Thanksgiving turkey decoration at the Demon's Diner in Fort Riley, Kansas on Nov. 22.

 

Football players hand out turkeys to families in need
Washington Redskins rookies Erik Cook (right) and Nick Sundberg hand out frozen turkeys on Nov. 22 during the ninth annual Harris Teeter Redskins Harvest Feast at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. The food donation program provides 3,500 in-need families with a whole turkey and other dinner supplies. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

Washington Redskins rookie players Erik Cook (right) and Nick Sundberg hand out frozen turkeys during the ninth annual Harris Teeter Redskins Harvest Feast at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on Nov. 22.

 

Mince pie-eating competition
Competitors prepare for the Wookey Hole Big Eat competition on Nov. 22 in Wells, England. Competitive eaters Mike Doggerel of Glastonbury and Lee Palmer of Swindon jointly won the competition after both eating 19 mince pies in 10 minutes. The annual competition rewards the winner with a prize of 1,000 pounds (about $1,551 U.S.) for gorging on a tray of the traditional savory spiced meat pies. (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

 

Competitors prepare for the Wookey Hole Big Eat competition on Nov. 22 in Wells, England.

 

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