The Freedom Trail Program invites you to two special upcoming lectures.
Join us at 6:30 PM on Thursday November 16 for "Soldier Food and Gratitude," a special Thanksgiving lecture by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat.
"Soldier Food and Gratitude"
When the last battle ends, the real fight begins: To return countries and their hungry or displaced citizens to normal life after the trauma of war. What simpler way to do so than to use soldier food as humanitarian rations? The practice began here, at King's Chapel in Boston after World War II, when, following a 1944 recommendation by the American Friends Service Committee, Governor Robert F. Bradford asked all Massachusetts residents to invite a "silent guest" to their Thanksgiving feasts. This talk will explore that history, the rations that made it possible, and the powerful connection forged by sharing food during or after wartime.
Suggested donation: $3