Detroit Thanksgiving Parade http://michiganradio.org en Stateside: Detroit's historic parade of thanks http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-detroits-historic-parade-thanks <p>On a glinting Thanksgiving morning with sidewalks stuffed with families, the Detroit Parade floats by in a procession of color and sound.</p><p>You know the day- the pre-feast anticipation and relief of a&nbsp; long weekend- these are among the things combining to make the morning special.</p><p>For Detroit, America's Thanksgiving Parade has a long tradition of brilliantly beginning the weekend.</p><p>Today we spoke with Romie Minor. He is a librarian and archivist at the Detroit Public Library. He wrote a book about the&nbsp; Detroit's parade called Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade, co-authored with his wife Laurie Ann Tamborino.</p><p>According to Minor, the parade has existed in various forms since 1924.</p><p>Although it faced financial collapse at several points throughout its existence, the parade continues to thrive today.</p><p>While many of the floats' themes have evolved over the years, the gleeful expressions of children continue to remain consistent.</p><p>“When I look at the photos over the years, you see that look of awe on all the children’s faces. It doesn’t matter which decade, the face expression remains the same and it’s just great. It will be that way tomorrow,” said Minor.</p><p>-<em>Cameron Stewart</em></p><p><em>There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty</em>"</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8746/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of the entire show</em></a></li><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8935/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of each segment</em></a></li></ul><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:59:09 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10016 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Detroit's historic parade of thanks In Detroit, a Thanksgiving tradition continues http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-thanksgiving-tradition-continues <p>It&rsquo;s Thanksgiving Day, and that means it&rsquo;s time for a parade in downtown Detroit.</p><p>As the annual&nbsp; parade proceeded into the heart of downtown this Thanksgiving, newspaper headlines reminded people that the city stands of the verge of bankruptcy.</p><p>But, there are also bright spots. The city&#39;s downtown is showing signs of revitalization. And the parade itself is a reminder of many grand traditions in Detroit&#39;s history.</p><p>The parade is a family tradition for man, including cousins McKenzie Holly and Mariah Bursey.</p> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 21:21:46 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5134 at http://michiganradio.org