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My Big Fat Ticker Tape Fiasco

My partner had a business trip to New York City a few weeks ago. He was going to One World Trade Center for a meeting in the Conde’ Nast offices. An impromptu get-a-way is something we both enjoy, so I was invited to go.
It was a great opportunity to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and the “One World Observatory.He made reservations at the Millenium Hilton across the street from the World Trade Center Complex. I pulled out my overnight bag and prepared to enjoy the city.
I received a call from my sister who watches the news much more than me. She is a great source of late-breaking information including weather updates. I now refer to her as SNN (The Sister News Network). So, SNN calls me and asks if I knew there was a ticker tape parade scheduled for the day of our trip?
Of course, I had not heard of the parade. I wasn’t aware of any recent major historical events - no war heroes making headlines or astronauts returning from the International Space Station. Aren’t ticker tape parades s…