Yesterday was Thanksgiving. I hope that you had a wonderful day and enjoyed every moment!
For many years it was a Thanksgiving tradition in my family to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was always fun to watch.
The following are a few fun facts about the parade:
- Approximately 3.5 million people attend the parade and an additional 50 million viewers watch on TV.
- The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was in 1924.
- Live animals — including lions, bears, tigers, camels, goats, elephants, and donkeys — were a part of the original Parade processions.
- Macy’s is the world’s second largest consumer of helium, after the U.S. government.
- The average size of a float is 2.5 stories tall, and roughly 3 lanes of traffic wide.
- The parade was featured on national television for the first time in 1947.
I found some fun pictures of Clay Aiken at the 2003 Macy’s Parade. I thought you might enjoy them. Remember to click on them to get the original size.
I would love to see Clay in the Macy’s Parade again…how about you?
WONDERFUL photo's of our guy! After working I got to share some Thanksgiving turdunkin with family!!! Complete with an eggnog daiquiri!!!!! Hope yours was wonderful!
I remember Clay at the Macy's Parade! He was on the Hershey Candy Float! I believe Clay sang Silver Bells. Love all the photos! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Fantastic pictures. I would love to see Clay at the Macy’ parade. But at least this year we’ll get to see him at the Hollywood parade.
AWWW Claymate goin down, where's the clambulance, THUD. wow.
Thanks for the wonderful Thanksgiving post and lots of memories! Clay is still the fun loving, gracious, caring, honest, intelligent, talented, and humorous guy we see in these photos. He will always be the person who makes a difference!
Yes, catscanadian, I LOVE freckles, too!!!
id saure love to see clay singing in the thanks giving day parade again and the pics of clay are just panomial thanks