1993 was first thanksgiving in the military and I was in the middle of a 26 week school in Memphis TN.
Hundreds of families in the area volunteered to take in a couple of us at a time. My buddy and I (a Marine obviously) spent the morning volunteering at St. Jude’s Children’s hospital and then this guy picked up two strangers and made us a part of their family for 12 hours. Instead of a lonely Thanksgiving, it was warm and festive.
If you have the chance to invite someone who might otherwise be alone tomorrow, please do. A lot of college kids, military, elderly and single people can use a family for a few hours.