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5 Fun Facts About Virginia Presidents You Didn’t Learn in History Class

5 Fun Facts About Virginia Presidents You Didn't Learn in History Class

President Barack Obama with his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson, and National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks, pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Tot, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

from WHHA

Pardoning the Thanksgiving Turkey

The official "pardoning" of White House turkeys is an interesting White House tradition that has captured the imagination of the public in recent years. It is often stated that President Lincoln's 1863 clemency to a turkey recorded in an 1865 dispatch by White House reporter Noah Brooks was the origin for the pardoning ceremony.Recently White House mythmakers have claimed that President Harry S. Truman began this amusing holiday tradition. However, the Truman Library

from The Atlantic

Thanksgiving Photos From the Past Century

President Clinton, flanked by National Turkey Federation (NTF) chairman Frank Gessell, left, and NTF secretary treasurer Jerry Jerome, watch a 45-pound turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House on November 24, 1998, where the president, in a pre-Thanksgiving tradition, pardoned the bird. The bird will be sent to the Frying Pan Park in Fairfax, Virginia.

from The Atlantic

Thanksgiving Photos From the Past Century

President Ronald Reagan reacts during a ceremony to receive the Thanksgiving turkey from the National Turkey Federation in the Rose Garden on November 23, 1987.

from NBC News

Obama's plan to extend overtime pay to 4 million workers is blocked

Image: President Barack Obama, Federal Court Blocks Overtime Pay: court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season.

President’s Day Trivia: A few facts about Washington and Lincoln Infographic | The Momiverse | George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Presidents Day, Presidents'

President’s Day Trivia: A few facts about Washington and Lincoln Infographic | The Momiverse | George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Presidents Day, Presidents'

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Have fun getting to know the phrases of the Preamble of the #Constitution while unscrambling your #DIY puzzle. Great for kids to personalize and decorate for #July4th

Have fun getting to know the phrases of the Preamble of the #Constitution while unscrambling your #DIY puzzle. Great for kids to personalize and decorate for #July4th

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