Presidential Turkey Pardon: President Obama Turkey Pardon (photo)
Obama Pardons Turkeys: Presidential Turkey Pardon 2010 (photos)
In what is a truly odd presidential ritual, President Obama pardoned not one but two turkeys at the White House on Wednesday.
The turkeys named Apple and Cider were raised on a California farm
On Thanksgiving eve, Obama reflected upon the meaning of the holiday and its traditions. He also wished America's families — including many who have been buffeted by the economic slump — a safe and happy holiday.
After the Rose Garden ceremony, "Apple" and "Cider" were to be taken to George Washington's estate at nearby Mount Vernon, Va., to live. For the past five years, the pardoned turkeys had been sent to Disneyland in California.