READ MORE: New York-Presbyterian To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations For Staff De Blasio called it “a parade you will remember for the rest of your life.” “We’re going to have essential workers celebrated, groups of essential workers, floats for health care workers, first responders, educators, municipal workers, transportation workers, grocery and bodega workers, delivery people, you name it,” de Blasio said. “All the essential workers who made it happen. Everyone who kept it together in New York City for all of us and brought us back.”
The parade will take place Wednesday, July 7. “I said the first parade back, the first true large parade, in New York City will be one to celebrate the heroes of the fight against COVID. Our health care heroes who were extraordinary, and need to be remembered for the ages. Our first responders. Our essential workers. The people who kept us alive, the people who kept this city going no matter what. We are going to hold a parade to honor them, to thank them, to celebrate them. It’s going to be an example of the great tradition of ticker tape parades,” de Blasio. “Ticker tape parades up the Canyon of Heroes, they’ve happened for generations. But this one is going to have a special spirit to it, a special heart and soul, because it’s about celebrating everyday New Yorkers who did something so heroic and need our thanks. It’s time for the parade to celebrate our hometown heroes.”
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The last ticker tape parade in New York City was held in 2019 to honor the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and their victory in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. De Blasio initially announced his intention to throw such a parade last April. Now he says the time is right to move forward.
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