What started in 1989 with President Geroge H. W. Bush has now become an annual Thanksgiving tradition at the White House… the pardoning of the turkeys.
Last Friday President Biden pardoned two turkey’s, “Peanut Butter” and “Jelly”. Cute. But what happens to the turkey’s after their pardoned? Over the years there are a few different adventures these turkey’s have had.
In 2005 and 2009 they went to Disneyland and Walt Disney World to be the grand marshals in the Thanksgiving parades. In 2010 and 2013 they vacationed at Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.
No word yet what Peanut Butter and Jelly will be doing this year. But at least they’ve been pardoned.
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