President Obama Pardons Turkeys Honest and Abe

The Thanksgiving turkey pardon tradition actually began back in 1987 with President Reagan

PRESIDENT OBAMA PARDONS NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL TURKEY (ABC 7 News)

The famous birds from Foster Farms in Modesto left for Washington, D.C on Monday from San Francisco International Airport.

School children named the gobblers "Honest" and "Abe." The turkeys received a pardon from President Obama.

"It is hard to believe this is my seventh year pardoning a turkey," said the president. "Time flies, even though turkeys don't. That was good, I thought it was pretty good."

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