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President Obama Tapes the Thanksgiving Weekly Address

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

November 26, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

In this week's address, the President wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving and reflected on the history of our country and its celebration of diversity. He gave thanks for the many Americans who sacrifice every day, from volunteer workers who serve their communities, to men and women in unform who serve us all.

On Thanksgiving, a holiday that is uniquely American, he reminded us to focus on what unites -- our commitment to American ideals like justice and equality and our gratitud and love for our country.

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President Obama Pardons a Thanksgiving Turkey

On November 26, 2014, in White House 2.0, by Obama Watcher

Since 1947, the chairman of the National Turkey Federation has presented a turkey to the President. Each Thanksgiving, the President “pardons” that turkey, ensuring that the bird gets to spend the rest of its days living on a farm in Virginia. Today, President Obama celebrated the 67th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation by pardoning two 20-week old, 48-pound turkeys. And just like last year, the American public decided which of the two turkeys – Mac or Cheese – would become the National Thanksgiving Turkey by casting a vote for #TeamMac or #TeamCheese online.

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