Today, President Obama will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden, celebrating the 63rd anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation. The President will take some time to reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving and wish American families a warm, safe, and healthy holiday.
Watch the President pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey live at 10:30 a.m. EDT on WhiteHouse.gov/live.
The President will pardon Apple and its alternate Cider, both 21-week old, 45-pound turkeys. The names of the turkeys were chosen from over 200 submissions from California school children who participated in California’s Agriculture in the Classroom program where they learned about how the National Thanksgiving Turkey was raised.
In case you missed it, check out a video preview for last year's ceremony: