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Willmar High School FFA students present Liberty the turkey to the national media Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The national turkey will be present to President Obama at a ceremony this morning at the White House and then pardoned.

Turkeys, now named Liberty and Peace, to be pardoned today

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Ted and Ray will have different names when they go to the White House today to be pardoned by the president.

When they meet President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden, the turkeys from Willmar will be named Liberty and Peace, according to a news release from the White House. They were going by the names Ted and Ray when they left Willmar on Monday.


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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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