Monday, November 13, 2017

Pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, being grateful for what you have in your life, and eating turkey.  Not all cases does every turkey get eaten. In the White House there is a tradition that has been dated back to 1863 when President Lincoln was in office. Lincoln came up with the idea to pardon a turkey around Thanksgiving time. Little did he know it actually became a presidential tradition at Thanksgiving. There is no specific reason why they keep pardoning turkeys each year, but every turkey who has been pardoned by the president is then sent off to a children's farm nearby to live out their days.

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