Washington, November 19 2021 US President Biden “pardoned” 2021 Thanksgiving “lucky” turkeys – Peanut Butter and “Jelly” at the White House Rose Garden on the 19th.
The president’s “pardon” of turkeys before Thanksgiving is a holiday tradition in the White House. According to the records of the National Turkey Association, the Giving of turkeys to the President on Thanksgiving began during the period of Truman in 1947, and this year is the 74th year. But the president’s practice of “amnesty” turkeys was not confirmed until President Bush Sr. in 1989.
On this rare and relaxed occasion, Biden did not forget the coronavirus situation in the United States and reminded people of the importance of vaccination.
“The two are said to be the winners of the 20 candidates for ‘lucky’ turkeys, in other words, they have experienced the turkey’pres presidential primary’.” Biden joked at the ceremony that day: “The winners of ‘Peanut Butter’ and ‘Jelly’ are based on their personality and appearance, and I suspect that there is still vaccination.”
Although Biden vigorously promoted the fight against the epidemic after taking office, he took various soft and hard means to encourage people to be vaccinated. However, with the rebound of the epidemic caused by the spread of the coronavirus mutant virus and the resistance encountered by federal vaccine injunctions in some states, the current situation of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States is still not optimistic.
According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a “rebound” in recent confirmed cases in the United States, and the risk of community transmission in most parts of the United States is still at the highest level in red. As of the 19th, 73.4% of the population over 5 years old in the United States were vaccinated with at least one dose.
“To get back to business, it is important to continue the Thanksgiving tradition, which reminds us that there is light, hope and progress in the dark. In my opinion, this is what Thanksgiving means this year. Biden turned around.
Biden said that when Americans finally get together to celebrate the holiday after a long separation due to the pandemic, they should not forget those lives that have died due to the epidemic or cruel fate. When people face the empty seats at the table, they pray that they can gain strength in sadness and find a goal in pain.
“Peanut butter” and “jelly” are from Indiana. After obtaining Biden’s “pardon”, they will return to Indiana to enjoy a “retirement” life at Purdue University.