Prime Insurance Agency Blog

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

How to pardon a Turkey fit for the President



A PRIME Insurance Thanksgiving Special

It’s become a tradition in Washington, DC – pardoning a turkey just prior to Thanksgiving.

Though historians give credit to Abraham Lincoln’s compassion directed towards the bird destined for his holiday dinner table (at the behest of his young son, Tad) - as well as to others like Kennedy and Nixon - it wasn’t until November 14, 1989 when President George H. W. Bush actually verbalized a pardon for the White House turkey that the tradition has devotedly been passed on. 

“Reprieve him going, or pardon; it’s all the same for the turkey as long as he doesn’t end up on the president’s holiday table.”

Since then and onwards, US presidents have pardoned the turkey and accompanying bird sent by the National Turkey Federation, rendering them free from the slaughter house’s preparation of holiday dinners across the land.

A Yearly November Presidential Ceremony

 

After the Federation selects two turkeys fit for a president’s table, the pair is sent to The Rose Garden where the official pardoning takes place amid pomp, fanfare and plenty of media exposure. After this, the turkeys are escorted to their customized pen at the famed Mt. Vermont Livestock facility where they live the rest of their lives in peace and tranquility.

Elsewhere, of course, goodwill and thanksgiving reign among family and friends as the savory roasted carved turkey and cranberry sauce is passed around.

 

PRIME Insurance is a three-generation family-run independent agency. We’re proud partners with many of the leading companies in the industry – big names such as ACE, ASI, ASSURANT, CHUBB, CNA, FOREMOST, Liberty Mutual, MetLife, PROGRESSIVE, Safeco, StillWater, Travelers, USLI, ZURICH and more. With over 10,000 satisfied customers, we benefit policyholders by reviewing current coverage, as well as by shopping our wide network to locate customized policies at competitively lowest quotes.

HAVE A PRIME DAY™!
PRIME Insurance provides all forms of nationwide coverage, including NJ travelers insurance, cheap auto insurance, low quote commercial umbrella insurance NJ, flood insurance, NJ renters insurance, NJ homeowners insurance, NJ bonds, NJ workers comp, NJ life insurance and more. We invite you to experience the PRIME difference! Visit us on our online insurance website; email us at PRIME [at] primeins [dot] com or call us at 732-886-5751.

Summary: What did the White House turkey ever do to deserve a presidential pardon before the Thanksgiving holiday? PRIME Insurance spotlights the rhetorical question.


Discussion

There are no comments yet.


Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with

Comment

Your name, comment, and URL will appear on this page after it has been reviewed and approved. Your email address will not be published.