Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2015
President Obama to Pardon National Thanksgiving Turkey
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, November 25, the President will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The President will celebrate the 68th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving, and wish American families a safe and healthy holiday. The 2015 National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate were hatched and raised in California.
After the pardoning, the turkeys will be on display for visitors at their permanent home at Morven Park’s “Turkey Hill,” the historic turkey farm located at the home of former Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis (1918-1922) in Leesburg, Virginia.