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Thankful

December 7, 2015 10:44 pm (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

Thanksgiving...traditionally and historically, an American holiday spent with family, friends, and loved ones giving Thanks for all that one has been blessed with in life no matter how big or small it may be.

The ILS team took Thanksgiving to another level and introduced this quintessential American holiday to our fellow colleagues and team members (Russian, French, German, Australian, Swedish and the like) currently working on the E9B and AMU-1 launch campaigns. We had a few (100) of our closest friends over for dinner at the Polyot Hotel.

While it wasn’t typically how we celebrate in America (we continue to keep operations for the campaign moving forward and on schedule) we found and made the time to share a lavish meal together with all the trimmings and even went the extra mile to explain what the holiday was about to team members experiencing this American Holiday for the first time…EVER.

While the main dishes of the meal (turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, salads, apple pie) were prepared and cooked by our magnificent kitchen team, many of the fundamental side dishes such as green bean casserole, stuffing, corn bread, cranberry sauce and the all American Pumpkin Pie were lovingly created by our in-house nurse.

Everybody went in for seconds, some for thirds but nobody left the tables wanting for more. As tradition dictates, the left overs were devoured by many team members over the following few days.

Thanksgiving! Not only is it a great time to think about and be Thankful for all that we have, it’s a phenomenal team building exercise to boot!

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