Thanksgiving 2003: President Bush pardons Stars & Stripes

George W. Bush 48 ThanksgivingBy Lynn R. Mitchell

From the George W. Bush Presidential Library: President George W. Bush pardons the Thanksgiving turkey during a Rose Garden ceremony Monday, Nov. 24, 2003:

“I appreciate you joining me to give this turkey a presidential pardon,” said the President in his remarks. “Stars is a very special bird with a very special name. This year, for the first time, thousands of people voted on the White House website to name the national turkey, and the alternate turkey. Stars and Stripes beat out Pumpkin and Cranberry. And it was a neck-to-neck race.”

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Photo from George W. Bush Presidential Library

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