Happy Thanksgiving and Some Presidents Pardoning Turkeys
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Turkey Pardon Tradition: Since 1947, the chairman of the National Turkey Federation has provided the President with a Turkey to pardon. President Truman was the first to issue such a reprieve, ensuring it a long life relaxing on a farm in Virginia.
Some Presidents Pardoning Turkeys:
President Truman, 1947
President Eisenhower, 1956
JFK in 1963
President Ford, 1975
President Reagan, 1982
President Bush, 1990
President Obama, 2014