Thanksgiving: CONTENTS


(Updated on 25/10/2016)




  • Presidential Pardon
    The turkey that lives to see another day
    "Each year since 1947, the National Turkey Federation and the Poultry and Egg National Board have given a turkey to the President of the United States at a White House ceremony."


  • US President Barack Obama pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey, "named Apple, in a ceremony with daughters Sasha and Malia, together with National Turkey Federation Chairman Yubert Envia, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC."
    - 25 November 2010


    White House Floor Plan




  • How the Turkey Gets Its Pardon - 11/23/2010
    "The turkey is the centerpiece of many a Thanksgiving feast.
    But at least two are spared the chopping block each year in a tradition that goes back to President Truman.
    WSJ's Stokely Baksh reports on how the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate are selected and where they will go after their pardon."