Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Thanksgiving Turkey

Tiggerific+Tuesday+Trivia Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Turkey Legs

On November 20, 2007, President George W. Bush granted a "pardon" to two turkeys, named May and Flower, at the 60th annual National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, held in the Rose Garden at the White House. The two turkeys were flown to Orlando, Florida, where they served as honorary grand marshals for the Disney World Thanksgiving Parade. The current tradition of presidential turkey pardons began in 1947, under Harry Truman, but the practice is said to have informally begun with Abraham Lincoln, who granted a pardon to his son Tad's pet turkey.

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4 comments:

  1. I love that picture with Mickey in a Pilgrim outfit! Too cute!

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  2. What a sweet tradition! Too bad for the other unfortunate gobblers ;) Thanks for linking up this week, Beth!

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  3. agree! I'd love to meet him in that!

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