Countdown to Thanksgiving (T minus 14) – The Thanksgiving Turkey

turkeyan.gif “I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country: he is a Bird of bad moral character: like those among Men who live by Sharping and Robbing, he is generally poor and very often lousy.

The Turkey is a much more respectable Bird and withal a true original Native of North America”
Benjamin Franklin

Yes its true. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey named the official bird of the US, thinking the Bald Eagle  to be “of bad moral character.” With 2 weeks to go before Thanksgiving Day, have you wondered how the turkey has been associated with this holiday?

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