Wild turkey majestic, patriotic bird

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The following was submitted by a borough student as part of a class project on which bird should represent the country: the bald eagle or the wild turkey.

This is a very important letter. My name is Maxie Hom. I think the wild turkey should be our national bird.

Benjamin Franklin is right: The bald eagle is lazy and a coward. The wild turkey should be the national bird because the wild turkey symbolizes thankfulness and patriotism. The turkey was at the first Thanksgiving feast celebrated in America by the Indians and Pilgrims, who had a lot to be thankful for on the first cold winter in the New World.

The turkey is a beautiful and majestic bird that has been around since the beginning of our history, so it is only right for it to be our national bird.

I hope everyone agrees that the wild turkey should be out national bird.

Maxie Hom

Student

PS 94

Little Neck

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