2007 National Thanksgiving Turkey Honored at Walt Disney World

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PARDON ME, I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD:  "May," the 2007 National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoned by President George W. Bush on Nov. 20, makes his grand entrance Nov. 22, 2007 in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade as the Grand Marshal.

(NOV 22, 2007): “May,” the 2007 National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoned by President George W. Bush on Nov. 20, makes his grand entrance Nov. 22, 2007 in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. as the Grand Marshal of the Magic Kingdom parade. “May” is accompanied by Disney’s “Mayor of Main Street, U.S.A” (left), Pilgrim Mickey Mouse (right) and a group of local children. President Bush pardoned “May” and another turkey, named “Flower,” on Tuesday. The pair of tom turkeys will reside in the backyard of Mickey Mouse’s house in the Magic Kingdom before moving to their new home at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Disney Parks brought the Presidential Turkeys to Walt Disney World as part of Disney’s “Year of a Million Dreams,” a celebration where dreams are awarded to people —
and now turkeys — throughout the year. Organized each year by the National Turkey Federation, this is the 60th anniversary of the tradition of Thanksgiving turkeys receiving Presidential pardons. (Gene Duncan, photographer)