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Another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Detroit.  A 94 year old family tradition will have a different look in 2020.  America’s Thanksgiving Parade will be live, but will be a televised event only.

Tony Michaels, President and CEO of The Parade Company saying “We have an extraordinary passion in bringing America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White to our community and believe this is an opportunity to show the country how our remarkable city and people have come together to make this beloved tradition happen,” ….“Our team has reviewed every aspect with the city of Detroit and the Detroit Police Department to ensure a safe environment. This is truly Detroit’s greatest tradition.”

The theme for this year’s parade will be “We Are In This Together” to honor frontline workers.

Events associated with the Parade, such as the Turkey Trot, will also be virtual.