American soldiers deployed overseas during the Easter holiday will celebrate in a variety of ways—from Easter runs to holiday meals, to religious services performed by chaplains.
It’s especially difficult, however, for troops who’ve been deployed to war zones to celebrate holidays for security reasons.
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The thousands of sailors and Marines deployed on ships in the Middle East region will also have many opportunities to celebrate Easter, according to Navy spokesman Lt. Ian McConnaughey.
“While I won’t discuss the activities of specific units, many observe with traditional events such as a Sunrise Easter service and special Easter meals,” he said.
The Pentagon’s logistics agency is delivering 18,400 pounds of ham, 6,500 pounds of salmon, 16,000 pounds of shrimp, and various desserts for troops serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan for Easter meals.
In addition, 276 bottles of sacramental wine for Easter services will also be sent by the Defense Logistic Agency.
Special meals were prepared to celebrate Passover and Seder as well.
Vice President Pence has recently announced he will visit the more than 23,000 troops deployed in South Korea on Easter.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.