White House Releases "Preview" Of Turkey Pardon

The White House has released what looks like a movie trailer to preview the pardoning of "Courage," a turkey from Wayne County.

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The actual ceremony is scheduled to take place in the Rose Garden of the White House at 11:35 a.m. The event will be streamed live at www.whitehouse.gov.

The White House website says "On November 25, 2009, one lone turkey will walk the hallowed halls of the West Wing... and leave a free bird."

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A turkey from here in Eastern Carolina is in the national spotlight this week.

The 40-pound gobbler from the Wayne County farm of Bryant and Debbie Worley will be pardoned this week at the White House.

The turkey, named "Courage", received an official send-off Monday from the state agriculture commissioner and the head of the National Turkey Federation. President Barrack Obama is expected to give the turkey an official pardon on Wednesday.

President Harry Truman was the first to offer a Thanksgiving turkey pardon, back in 1947.

The last time a president pardoned a turkey from Eastern Carolina was in 2001.

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