President George W. Bush "pardons" the National Thanksgiving Turkey named "Pumpkin" (a 20-week old, 45-pound tom) in a White House Ceremony, as he and National Turkey Federation chairman Paul Hill (left) and Nathan Hill (right) celebrated the 61st anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation.

"Pumpkin" and his alternate, "Pecan," were raised using normal feeding and other production techniques on Nathan Hill’s farm in Ellsworth, Iowa. After the ceremony, the birds were flown first class on United Airlines to the Disneyland in California, where the National Thanksgiving Turkey will be the grand marshal of "Disney’s Thanksgiving Day Parade." After the parade, guests will be able to visit the turkeys at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland at Disneyland.