NYC To Hold Canyon of Heroes Parade For Health Care Workers and First Responders

Apr 21, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio delivers his daily coronavirus briefing

 New York City plans to honor the heroes on the front lines battling coronavirus. 

Mayor de Blasio guarantees the first thing the city will do when the coronavirus pandemic dies down is have a ticker tape parade along Broadway for health care workers and first responders.

“This parade will mark the beginning of our renaissance.  But it will also be most importantly a chance to say thank you.”

The mayor says the parade will speak to a kind of heroism that is intrinsic to who we are as New Yorkers.

“To our values, to our compassion, to our strength, our resiliency.”

Meanwhile, de Blasio says the city has ventilators now being made locally.  The city has purchased three thousand of them from Boyce Technologies in Queens for hospitals to use for coronavirus patients.

“If it hadn’t been for these ventilators being ready, we might have been in a situation where there would not have been one for someone.”