What to expect at Thanksgiving in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) The nation’s capital will see a large-scale turkey display, as well as other traditional Thanksgiving fare, on Nov. 24.
The holiday is also the largest one for Americans in decades.
In 2015, Americans consumed nearly 1.8 billion turkeys.
The National Turkey Federation says the number is likely to increase to 2.1 billion in 2021.
The federation estimates the total turkey production will be over 4 billion turkies.
The Thanksgiving turkey display will be held at the White House, Capitol Building and at a national park.
The turkey will be placed in the Oval Office, next to the president and other members of the cabinet.
The turkey display is expected to attract about 3 million people.
The president will be accompanied by other members, including Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.