USS Coral Sea - Christmas Dinner Menu 1948
Holiday Menus from Ship to Shore

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Christmas Menu 1948, U.S.S. Coral Sea CVB-43, N.N.S.Y. Portsmouth, Virginia.

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What Christmas Means - The real fact of Christmas is simply that the Son of God, the Promised Redeemer, Jesus Christ, became man and was born into the world. It must seem strange to irreligious men that the greatest day of happiness in this world commemorates a religious event that happened almost 2,000 years ago. No matter what efforts have been made by God's enemies to obliterate Christmas, the attempt has never been successful. War may dim some of the external trimmings of the day; the enemies of religion may prevail for a moment in some small area, but the glory and the happiness which is Christmas always break forth with renewed splendor after the momentary eclipse, Christ's Birthday cannot be hidden - all men must know that He kept His promise and that He came to earth to help men save their souls. A. B. Vosseller.

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Menu - Christmas Dinner 1948. Turkey Noodle Soup, Saltine Crackers, Roast Young Tom Turkey, Virginia Baked Ham, Oyster Dressing, Cranberry Sauce, Giblet Gravy, Snow Flake Potatoes, Fresh Frozen French Peas, Celery Stalks, Stuffed Olives, Apple Pie - Sliced Cheese, Hot Parker House Rolls, Butter, Fruit Cake, Nuts, Candy, Ciagrs, Cigarettes, Coffee.


Source: Coral Sea, USS, ZC files, Navy Department Library.

Related Source: USS Coral Sea CVB-43 history, Dictionary of American Fighting Ships.