Thanksgiving feast and festivities for North Texas veterans, first responders

The Statler Hotel, Centurion American and Operation Forever Free planned to serve nearly 200 families Thursday.

By Maggie Prosser — November 24, 2022

The glow of neon lights and Thanksgiving Day football complemented the smell of turkey, cherry pie and stuffing inside The Statler Hotel.

“We feel at home here,” Misty Stratton, 27, said while huddled with her family around a high-top table.

The Strattons of Arlington were among hundreds of families — all with ties to the military or first responders — celebrating the holiday at the downtown Dallas hotel. Stratton and her father, James Stratton, 56, are both Air Force veterans. “Aircraft is in our blood,” the elder Stratton remarked.

The event was organized to honor those who serve others, said Chris Wrenn, vice president of operations for The Statler.

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