President Biden has pardoned this year’s national Thanksgiving turkeys

As we get ready for Thanksgiving this week, gearing up for their Presidential pardon at the White House are two turkeys from Minnesota’s Jennie O Turkey Store.

Liberty and Bell are 20-week-old, 42-pound gobblers who were hatched in July as part of the “Presidential Flock.”

The tradition dates to 1947 when the National Turkey Federation, which represents turkey farmers and producers, first presented a national Thanksgiving turkey to President Harry Truman.
After the pardon, Liberty and Bell will return to Minnesota, the largest turkey-producing state in the U.S.