dThe Presidential pardoning of the turkey is one of my favorite annual traditions around this time of year. One lucky turkey gets spared by the leader of the free world. But what happens to the turkey after the pardon? Do they just go back to regular turkey life? Vacation? Roaming the streets again?
Every president has pardoned a turkey since George H.W. Bush officially started the tradition back in 1989. In 2005 and 2009, the pardoned turkeys went to Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks to serve as grand marshal in their annual Thanksgiving parades. That’s so fun! It’s like they won the Super Bowl or something. “I’m going to Disneyworld! Gobble Gobble!”
From 2010 to 2013, the lucky birds vacationed at Washington’s Mount Vernon state. Fancy.
No word yet on the plans of this year’s turkeys who’s named are Corn and Cob. They might be staying home for the holidays like everyone else. They did spends some time at the very nice Willard InterContinental hotel, in DC before their pardon though.
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