Essential Workers honored at NYC parade

Essential Workers honored at NYC parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The people who helped get New York City through the pandemic were honored at a parade. City officials say the event Wednesday celebrated a range of people, including workers in health care, transportation, education and infrastructure. The parade kicked off at Battery Park and went up Broadway in lower Manhattan, the iconic stretch known as the Canyon of Heroes. Previous parades have honored world leaders, celebrities and winning sports teams. The parade’s grand marshal was Sandra Lindsay, a health care worker who was the first person in the country to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot after they were authorized for public use.

 

Photo: Participants march up Broadway during a parade honoring essential workers for their efforts in getting New York City through the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in New York. The parade kicked off at Battery Park and travel up Broadway in lower Manhattan, the iconic stretch known as the Canyon of Heroes, which has hosted parades honoring world leaders, celebrities and winning sports teams. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)