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Background on Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey
President Obama will pardon Liberty and Peace
From the White House
WASHINGTON, DC, - On, Wednesday, November 23, 2011, President Obama will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The President will celebrate the 64th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving, and wish American families a warm, safe, and healthy holiday.
The President will pardon Liberty and its alternate Peace, both 19-week old, 45-pound turkeys.
The names of the turkeys were chosen from over 100 submissions to the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association's web site that highlighted the National Thanksgiving Turkey. Many of the submissions came from Minneapolis and St. Paul school children who learned this year about the importance of agriculture to the world food supply and to our local economies.
After the pardoning, the turkeys will be driven to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. The National Thanksgiving Turkey will be on display for visitors during "Christmas at Mount Vernon," a special program through January 6. After the holidays, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate will live in a custom-made enclosure at Mount Vernon's nationally recognized livestock facility.
Both birds were raised in Willmar, Minnesota under the supervision of National Turkey Federation Chairman Richard Huisinga.
Jaindl's Turkey Farm in Orefield, Pennsylvania, gave President Obama's family two dressed turkeys that will be donated to a local area food bank.
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