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A feel-good Turkey Day story: Ellen gives away cruise vacations to families of troops

Ellen DeGeneres, center, joined by actor Tom Hanks, left, during a special taping of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s’ Thanksgiving episode, appears with military mother Terry Garcia, right, of Long Island, N.Y., at NBC Studios in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004. During this special Thanksgiving show, in which the studio audience was comprised entirely of family members of U.S. troops serving in Iraq, DeGeneres surprised the audience by giving away cruise vacations for four, courtesy of Celebrity Cruises, along with 5,000 care packages to be sent to Iraq via USO’s Operation Care Package Program. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Chris Polk)

We can’t serve in the military, but queer folks can treat the families better than our damn government. Ellen is a peach.

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