WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will take part in the annual tradition of the pardoning of turkeys, on Friday, in the White House’s Rose Garden.
This year’s recipients are no other than Peanut Butter and Jelly.
The 40-pound birds have been staying at the luxurious Willard InterContinental Hotel in preparation for The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation.
FOX Weather meteorologists say the skies will remain mostly sunny for the outdoor event; however, a brisk northwest wind will help keep wind-chill values in the 30s most of the day.
The cold weather is unlikely to faze the pair of Hoosiers.
Peanut Butter and Jelly were raised in Jasper, Indiana, and after the pardoning ceremony, they’ll head back to the state.
Luckily, the pardon will save the birds from ever coming close to a Thanksgiving Day table.
Purdue University says their Animal Science Research and Education Center will provide the turkeys with indoor accommodations and access to plenty of grassy areas for the remainder of their lives.
Peanut Butter and Jelly join the ranks of dozens of their fellow birds, who were pardoned by Presidents.
According to the White House Historical Association, the pardoning event did not become an annual tradition until the Presidency of George H.W. Bush.