Public asked to suggest names for turkeys to be pardoned by Trump

(KSFY) - For the first time ever, the President of the United States will pardon two turkeys that were raised in South Dakota, and the public has a chance to name them.

This year, the two lucky birds were raised by a turkey farmer near Huron. Before the “presidential flock” makes their way to Washington, D.C. for the pardoning ceremony, they will be sent off with a tour of their hometown and local school visits on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Until November 11, South Dakotans and people across the country will have an opportunity to help provide a pair of names for this year’s turkeys on the South Dakota Department of Tourism’s website and social media channels.

Names for the turkeys can be submitted here.

The top pairs of names will be sent on to the White House for final consideration and selection. Last year, President Trump pardoned Drumstick and Wishbone and, in 2016, President Obama saved Tater and Tot.

After the pardoning, the turkeys head to “Gobbler’s Rest” at Virginia Tech to live out the rest of their days in comfort.