New York City will throw a ticker tape parade to honor health care workers and first responders once the city reopens, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
"When the day comes that we can restart the vibrant beautiful life of this city again, the first thing we will do is we will have a ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes for our health care workers and our first responders. We will honor those who saved us."
The Canyon of Heroes is the name given to the parade route that follows Broadway between the Battery and City Hall in New York City.
"The first thing we will, before we think about anything else, is we will take the time only as New York City can do to throw the biggest, best parade to honor these heroes. Many, many great heroes have gone down that canyon to be appreciated and loved by millions of New Yorkers, but I think this will be the greatest of all the parades because this one will speak to the rebirth of New York City," de Blasio said.