A Brief History Of Presidents Pardoning Turkeys
This Thanksgiving tradition isn't as old as you think it is.By Kate Grumke | November 25, 2015
Eating turkeys on Thanksgiving goes back pretty far.
But presidents pardoning turkeys is actually a recent tradition. (Video via C-SPAN)
We all know Ben Franklin was in the turkey fan club, calling the turkey "respectable" and a "Bird of Courage." Franklin even said the turkey "would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on." (Video via YouTube/ TheTravelsTV)