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Turkeys Head to White House for Pardon

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It's that time of year again, and while most families will be having turkey for their Thanksgiving day dinner, there's one Virginia bird that won't be on the menu.

Two turkeys are heading to Washington DC for an annual holiday tradition, a  pardon from the president.

The Rockingham County toms left Monday for Washington where President Obama will pardon one of the two on Wednesday.

Two birds are sent in the event one falls ill during its trip.

Each bird weighs in at forty pounds.

The pair will travel by motorcade and spend two nights in the 'w' hotel before the annual White House ceremony.