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President Biden pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

AP Photo/Susan Walsh President Joe Biden pardons Peanut Butter, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 19, 2021. Phil Seger, chairman of the National Turkey Federation and Andrea Welp, turkey grower from Indiana stand with Biden.

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WASHINGTON — National Turkey Federation Chairman Phil Seger presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Peanut Butter” to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. Peanut Butter and his alternate, “Jelly,” received a formal pardon from the president and will now reside on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation is a time-honored American tradition dating back to 1947.

“It is an honor to participate in this truly unique tradition, and I thank President Biden for welcoming the National Turkey Federation, my family and Peanut Butter and Jelly to. . .

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