NYC honors essential workers at parade up Canyon of Heroes

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Parade for Essential workers in New York City on July 7, 2021 (Photo: 2021 Parade Pool/CBS News)

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.

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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.

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