Twenty of our children experienced the thrill of a lifetime when they joined the line-up of the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City. Tuesday’s Children was honored to have been invited by Parade Executive Producer, Amy Kule, to join her at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start of the parade and to walk the 2 mile route through the streets of New York.
In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary and representing a moment of remembrance, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was aired on NBC’s Today Show with Al Roker and was a wonderful tribute to the lives lost ten years ago. Walking the streets of New York City in the most famous parade in the world was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the children. Tuesday’s Children was proud to partake in a time-honored tradition that holds a very special place in the hearts of New Yorkers. The children were greeted with smiles, cheers and waves as they wished “Happy Thanksgiving!” to thousands of onlookers.
Following the parade, the participants were given a small token of remembrance, a special 85th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade pin with the exclamation “I was in it!”
Many thanks to Amy Kule and the amazing Macy’s team for making this day possible. For more photos of our children enjoying the parade, click here.
Look For Us in NBC’s Coverage of the Opening Ceremony: