Obama pardons TOTUS — the Turkey of the United States

November 25, 2015 9:37 PM

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Obama pardons TOTUS — the Turkey of the United States

The turkey to be pardoned by President Obama, named "Courage," gets a special sendoff on Nov. 23, 2009, from Worley Farms near Princeton, N.C. At left, Walter Pelletier, chairman of the National Turkey Federation and vice president of Goldsboro Milling Co., state Agriculture Commisioner Steve Troxler, holding the bird, and grower Bryant Worley and his wife, Debbie.

President Obama's daughter Malia pats a turkey named "Courage" as her sister, Sasha, and Walter Pelletier, chairman of the National Turkey Federation, look on during a presidential pardon at the North Portico on Nov. 25, 2009.

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