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Chris Pullam, Freelance Reporter
3:04 pm CST November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving has become nearly synonymous with family.

But for the sailors at Naval Station Great Lakes who have sacrificed tradition for their country, seeing their loved ones isn’t always possible. So for the past 30 years, Highland Park resident Matt Pestine and his family of 60-plus have welcomed sailors from the base to their Thanksgiving celebration.

The Pestines have placed a special family emphasis on the holiday for the past 60 years.