Memorial Day is More Than Just a Long Weekend…

With Memorial Day around the corner, our culinary team here at Nutrition Solutions is dedicating each menu item to outstanding individuals in American Military History!

As you may have seen in the past, one of core values is “GRATITUDE ” , and we often give back to those in need, as well as acknowledge and support great people who are making a difference in the world!

So not only are we honoring some extraordinary individuals this week via our delicious menu, but we wanted to take the time and give you a little background on each of these American heroes

Florence Nightingale organized all of the tending to the wounded soldiers in the Crimean War in the 19th century, which led to some ideologies of modern nursing that we still use today. May 12 is International Nurses Day, which is a day to celebrate Nightingale’s birthday.

Gen. James Mattis is a retired US Marine Corps general and the current United States Secretary of Defense, presently serving in the Trump Administration. He initially enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1969 and commanded during the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan War, and Iraq War.

Gen. George Patton was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the US Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II. He is best known for his outstanding leadership in the US Third Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

Admiral Chester Nimitz was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy, and acted as a major role in naval history of the world War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, for US naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Area, for US and Allied air, land, and sea forces during WWII.

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America, was a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. He focused on conservation as a top priority and established innumerable national parks, forests, and monuments to preserve the nation’s natural resources.

The Rough Riders was a nickname given to the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War, but the only one of the three to see action. The US Army was understaffed at the time, so President William McKinley called upon 125,000 volunteers to assist in war efforts.

Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller remains the most decorated Marine in American history, as he was awarded five Navy Crosses as well as the Distinguished Service Cross throughout his 37 years of service. He was a US Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and fought in WWII and the Korean War.

Whether you’re enjoying Nutrition Solutions meals or not this week, please take a moment to remember these heroes for the contributions they’ve made in making America the land of opportunity and strongest nation in the world!