MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base is preparing for its Thanksgiving Day event for local senior citizens.

The Minot Daily News reports that about 200 residents have signed up to attend the “Day of Love” event.

Senior citizens receive a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings during the event and get to socialize with others. Buses from the base pick up the participants in downtown Minot and drive them to the facility.

Many airmen and civilians volunteer to help at the event that started in 1970 as a way to involve base personnel who were away from their families during the holiday.

Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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