U.S. women will be honored at New York ticker-tape parade on Wednesday

New York City will host a ticker tape parade on Wednesday to honor the U.S. Women's World Cup championship team and present them with the keys to the city.

"On and off the field," said Mayor Bill de Blasio, "this team represents what's best about New York City and our nation. The confidence, grit, and perseverance of the U.S. women's national soccer team serve as an inspiration to all who watch them."

New York City has hosted 206 parades along the Canyon of Heroes since the first one in 1886 celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.

The last ticker tape parade held in New York City was to honor the USA's 2015 World Cup victory. That parade was the first time a women's athletic team was honored.

More details about the parade and City Hall ceremony will be released on Monday morning.
3 comments about "U.S. women will be honored at New York ticker-tape parade on Wednesday".
  1. Bob Ashpole, July 8, 2019 at 6:04 a.m.

    Times have changed. One thing that is sometimes overlooked is that women have had equal opportunities for education for almost 40 years now. It is transforming the professions and perhaps transforming people's perceptions of the role of women in society. In my view it is change for the better. 

  2. Ginger Peeler replied, July 8, 2019 at 2:21 p.m.

    Speaking as a woman, I can guarantee that transforming the perceptions of the role of women in society over the last 40 years has been for the better!

    Bravo to the USWNT!  Not only did they face incredible pressure (few of us can truly comprehend) to repeat as World Cup winners, they thrived under it!  Two New York ticker tape parades in a row honoring our women’s soccer team’s accomplishments!

  3. Bob Ashpole, July 8, 2019 at 6:38 a.m.

    Heads of state from some other nations attended the world cup. The US sent a deputy secretary of the Commerce Department that you never heard of before.

    Trump's most recent statement regarding the US WNT record 4th Championship: "We haven't really thought about [inviting the team to visit the White House]." I suspect that will be the last statement about the team from the White House.  

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