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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, by Robert M. Grippo

"Let's have a parade” is the phrase that begins a beloved American tradition, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  In 1924, employees of the R. H. Macy and Company store in Herald Square, many of whom were immigrants and first-generation Americans, chose to give thanks for their good fortune in a manner reminiscent of the festive parades held in their native countries.  The excitement and praise from crowds lining the route that first year led Macy’s to issue an immediate proclamation: the parade would become a tradition.  Before the parade’s first decade passed, Macy’s welcomed the huge and spectacular helium character balloons that became its goodwill ambassadors.  Since then, the parade has become a world-famous treasure.  Through rare and historic images, Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade offers readers a chance to reminisce, explore, and delight in 80 years of this thoroughly American celebration.​

Softcover, 6 x 9, 160 pgs.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, by Robert M. Grippo

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