Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Day Plans at Camp Greene Now That War's Over, 1918

From The Caduceus, Camp Greene issue, November 16, 1918

Thanksgiving Day Will Be Kept in Camp

Peace will not change the Thanksgiving day plans announced for Camp Greene.

The abandon of all labor for the day will be the more complete because of the allied victory, it is given out. The camp will enter into the joy of America’s greatest Thanksgiving day in the fullest spirit. Mess officers are making arrangements for an elaborate menu for all companies in the camp as a matter of keeping up with a part of the day’s traditions.

Melvin Sheppard, Camp Athletic Director, is expecting the athletic features of the day to be even more hotly contested than was originally supposed. There are a number of entries for the inter-company relay race, which will be held in the morning and in which teams from nearly every organization in the camp will compete. Five men will make up each team and by running a half mile each will cover the distance from camp headquarters to the Charlotte city hall. Prizes will be gold, silver and bronze medals to the men of the first, second and third teams to finish the race. The contestants will wear regulation army uniforms.

In the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day as foot ball game between a Camp Green team and an army team from some other camp is being arranged.

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