Tramp for the first time will hold a ceremony of pardoning turkeys

Tramp for the first time will hold a ceremony of pardoning turkeys

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will host the 70th annual ceremony pardoning of the presidential turkeys. For Donald trump, who will celebrate thanksgiving with his family in his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, it would be a first.

We will remind, the tradition of pardoning a Turkey that would be the main dish of the festive table of the President, was born in 1989 when George H. W. Bush.

Tramp for the first time will hold a ceremony of pardoning turkeyssource: commons.wikimedia.org/cc0

However, the first President, who decided to leave the bird alive, was Abraham Lincoln in 1863, it is stated on the website of the Historical Association the White house.

However, the Turkey destined for the Christmas table, and the idea of her pardoning belonged to the younger son Lincoln, Ted.

Two birds, which tomorrow will meet with Donald trump in the Rose garden of the White house, gave nicknames Drumstick («drumstick») and the Wishbone (the wishbone).

These turkeys are originally from Western Minnesota, where they tended to the non-profit Association , The National Turkey Federation (NTF).

Now Drumstick and Wishbone live in luxury suites, five star Washington hotel The Willard Intercontinental, located just opposite the official residence of the President.

One of these birds will be rewarded with the title «American national turkeys of thanksgiving» (America’s National Thanksgiving Turkey).

It and the Turkey will not suffer the fate of decorating the holiday table after the ceremony of the pardon, both birds will travel to live out his life in the Polytechnic University of Virginia.

There they will meet with their «colleagues» Tater and Tot, whom President Barack Obama pardoned last year.

Drumstick and Wishbone are now part of the Hokie Nation! Tater Tot and can’t wait to meet you! Virginia Tech #presidentialturkey2017 pic.twitter.com/brTn8nDVcb

— Virginia Tech CALS (@VTAgLifeSci) November 20, 2017

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