President Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Day turkey Liberty and its alternative Peace today at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.
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” and will live out the rest of their lives there.
The two 19-week old and 45-pound turkeys, raised on the AgForte farm in Wilmar, Minnesota. The pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey began with President George H.W. Bush in 1989.