Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fact of the Day: Presidential Thanksgiving

Since 1947, it has become a tradition for the President of the United States to "pardon" a turkey from the holiday. The fortunate turkey lives the rest of its days on a historic farm. 

21 comments:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Lucky turkey!

Dascha said...

Interesting ^^

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Bob Bushell said...

All Turkey's should be left alone, yea.

A new life said...

very nice post

Holy Ghost Writer said...

lucky turkey

Dana said...

I think that's a great idea! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting.

Emmylou said...

LOL...you Americans are so silly:D

DEZMOND said...

I wish he would save all those millions of birds that die on this day every year :(

Pat Hatt said...

One whole bird, wow! lol

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gerald Ford's presidential pardon was more appropriate for the turkey than for Richard Nixon.

stephen Hayes said...

When The West Wing was airing on TV they did a wonderful story about the pardoning of the Thanksgiving Turkey. I hope they repeat it again this year. Happy Thanksgiving.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That's one turkey that gets lucky.

Have a safe and a happy Thanksgiving Adam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's one lucky turkey!

Em-Musing said...

So? Where's that lucky farm?

Christine said...

love this one!

Al Penwasser said...

The only problem was that Ford pardoned that one turkey while his brother sat wrapped in plastic in front of him.

Al Penwasser said...

The turkey's brother, not Ford's.

Unknown said...

Interesting!

Vett Vandiver said...

haha interesting!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Wonder where the turkeys get the lottery tickets to see who wins that year.