POTUS' Day Ahead: Turkey Day
November 23rd, 2011
08:00 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Turkey Day

It's turkey day at the White House, the day when President Obama enjoys one of the more ceremonial roles of being president and officially pardons two turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving.

The two turkeys whose lives will be spared, named Liberty and Peace, are 19-weeks old and weigh 45 pounds, according to the White House. They were chosen after more than 100 submissions were made for consideration.
The two turkeys will live out their days at Mount Vernon.

Full schedule after the jump


8:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey

North Portico

Open Press (Pre-Set 8:15 AM, Final Gather 10:00 AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:20PM THE FIRST FAMILY participates in a service event

Washington, DC Area

In-Town Pool Coverage (Final Gather 3:35 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. giveobamathebird

    how stupid is this, a turkeys' only purpose in existing is to be food. in another few weeks they will kill a pefectly good tree in the name of christmas. tax dollars at work once again....

    November 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm |
  2. freedom

    Tow turkeys were pardoned!
    May I ask what was the crime of these two turkeys.
    The crime is they are among the most cruel species.

    And see the height of a double standard.
    Two turkeys are pardoned and rest millions are eaten. Wow! then you talk about fairness!!!!!!

    November 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm |