WASHINGTON – The elite Washington, D.C., school where President Barack Obama's daughters are students is offering a surprising lunch menu on Pearl Harbor Day.
The Washington Post revealed the lunch menu at the Sidwell Friends private school for Dec. 7 -- the date Japan attacked US forces at Pearl Harbor in 1941 -- includes teriyaki chicken and edamame alongside tofu and "oriental noodle salad."
The menu is printed on a school calendar, which notes that Wednesday is Pearl Harbor Day.
A representative for Sidwell Friends told the Washington Post that the timing of the Asian-themed menu was "completely coincidental."
Ellis Turner, associate head of the school, said a contractor who prepares the school's lunches selected an Asian spread for Dec. 7 without regard to the date, while another contractor who prints the school calendar noted the date as Pearl Harbor Day.