While it seems that Michigan would be celebrating Thanksgiving with the rest of Americans across the country, that wasn't always the case. Giving thanks around a table of family, food, friends, and of course football, hasn't been around very long in the Great Lakes state. And the reason why we got our late start to the Thanksgiving table is a surprising one.
A very special Thanksgiving turkey in Michigan needs a new name and it could be a name that you choose. The lucky turkey who is currently nameless will be pardoned from the Thanksgiving dinner table by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. This is the second year that a turkey will be pardoned in Michigan, but this has long been a tradition in the U.S.