"I am, on this account, not displeased that the figure is not known
as a bald eagle, but looks more like a turkey. For in truth,
the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird,
and withal a true original native of America."
~ Excerpt from Benjamin Franklin’s Letter
to Daughter Sarah Bache, January 26, 1784
As we approach another Thanksgiving Day, I'd like to take this opportunity to pay homage to that noble and thoroughly American icon, the turkey.