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Chaplain (Col.) Scott R. Gardner, United States Air Forces in Europe Command chaplain, speaks to the congregation during the annual Thanksgiving service held at Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. The service gives U.S. servicemembers in England an opportunity to enjoy a holiday service at one of the cathedrals in the local area. Ely Cathedral, built by William the Conqueror as a prominent outpost after the bloody and lengthy rebellion by Hereward the Wake, stands as a fine example of William's devotion to his Religion and to his overwhelming victory for the Britons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

Chaplain (Col.) Scott R. Gardner, United States Air Forces in Europe Command chaplain, speaks to the congregation during the annual Thanksgiving service held at Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. The service gives U.S. servicemembers in England an opportunity to enjoy a holiday service at one of the cathedrals in the local area. Ely Cathedral, built by William the Conqueror as a prominent outpost after the bloody and lengthy rebellion by Hereward the Wake, stands as a fine example of William's devotion to his Religion and to his overwhelming victory for the Britons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

Chaplain (Col.) Scott R. Gardner, United States Air Forces in Europe Command chaplain, speaks to the congregation during the annual Thanksgiving a service held at Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. The service gives U.S. servicemembers in England an opportunity to enjoy a holiday service at one of the cathedrals in the local area. Ely Cathedral, built by William the Conqueror as a prominent outpost after the bloody and lengthy rebellion by Hereward the Wake, stands as a fine example of William's devotion to his Religion and to his overwhelming victory for the Britons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

Chaplain (Col.) Scott R. Gardner, United States Air Forces in Europe Command chaplain, speaks to the congregation during the annual Thanksgiving a service held at Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. The service gives U.S. servicemembers in England an opportunity to enjoy a holiday service at one of the cathedrals in the local area. Ely Cathedral, built by William the Conqueror as a prominent outpost after the bloody and lengthy rebellion by Hereward the Wake, stands as a fine example of William's devotion to his Religion and to his overwhelming victory for the Britons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

Johnathan Lilley provided the service with beautiful music from a 100-year-old Harrison organ during the Thanksgiving service held at the Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. Mr. Lilley has been playing the organ for the church every day for nearly six years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

Johnathan Lilley provided the service with beautiful music from a 100-year-old Harrison organ during the Thanksgiving service held at the Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. Mr. Lilley has been playing the organ for the church every day for nearly six years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

Capt. Meghann Fletcher and Kathleen Pohl, both members of the choir, sing a hymn during the annual Thanksgiving service held at the Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

Capt. Meghann Fletcher and Kathleen Pohl, both members of the choir, sing a hymn during the annual Thanksgiving service held at the Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

The 100th Air Refueling Wing Vice Commander, Col. Scott A. Brumbaugh gives the opening greeting during the Thanksgiving service Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. The service gives U.S. servicemembers in England an opportunity to enjoy a holiday service at one of the cathedrals in the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

The 100th Air Refueling Wing Vice Commander, Col. Scott A. Brumbaugh gives the opening greeting during the Thanksgiving service Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. The service gives U.S. servicemembers in England an opportunity to enjoy a holiday service at one of the cathedrals in the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

The Team Mildenhall Color Guard posts the colors at the beginning of the Thanksgiving service held at the Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

The Team Mildenhall Color Guard posts the colors at the beginning of the Thanksgiving service held at the Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

A ground view of the Octagon Tower inside Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. Guided tours of the tower are only available between  April 1 and Oct. 29, and costs 3.50 pounds. The tours are available Modays through Fridays. It can be toured Sundays at a cost of 5 pounds. Contact the Cathedral desk for availability and times at 01353 660344. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

A ground view of the Octagon Tower inside Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. Guided tours of the tower are only available between April 1 and Oct. 29, and costs 3.50 pounds. The tours are available Modays through Fridays. It can be toured Sundays at a cost of 5 pounds. Contact the Cathedral desk for availability and times at 01353 660344. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

A view of the Victorian high-altar reredos, at the Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely England. Guided tours around the Cathedral are available, please contact the help desk for more information at 01353 660344. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

A view of the Victorian high-altar reredos, at the Ely Cathedral Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely England. Guided tours around the Cathedral are available, please contact the help desk for more information at 01353 660344. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

This is one of the many statues inside Ely Cathedral visitors viewed before and after the Thanksgiving service Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. Guided tours around the Cathedral are available, contact the cathedral help desk for further information at 01353 660344. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

This is one of the many statues inside Ely Cathedral visitors viewed before and after the Thanksgiving service Nov. 26, 2008, in Ely, England. Guided tours around the Cathedral are available, contact the cathedral help desk for further information at 01353 660344. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)