Hundreds of families fed Thanksgiving meals at Naval Station Mayport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As Thanksgiving kicks off, many had an early and busy start to their day at Naval Station Mayport.

Navy chefs and volunteers prepared and served hundreds of Thanksgiving plates for families at the Oasis Galley.

“Prime rib, mashed potatoes, turkey, dressing, and shrimp cocktail,” veteran Jack Cabe said, showing off his plate.

He and his wife, Julia, are visiting from North Carolina. They come every year.

“These sailors woke up very early in the morning and left their families to come serve, and that’s what they do,” Commanding Officer Jason Canfield said.

He’s among several spending his Thanksgiving giving back, and he wouldn’t want it any other way.

“They could be partying and having a good time with their families, and we do appreciate it,” Julia Cabe said.

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