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    THE
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    1960s

    THE
    FUTURE
    STARTS NOW

    In 1961, President John F. Kennedy vows America will send a man to the moon by the end of the decade. And that’s what America does! In 1969 Neil Armstrong is the first person to step foot on the moon. But not before unexpected tragedy hits: President Kennedy is assassinated just days before the 1963 parade.

    Should the ceremony go dark for a second national crisis? A phone call to Macy’s from the Kennedy family answers the question.

    The show must go on.

    To look at space is to look towards the future—and a new one is taking shape for the parade. The 1963 lineup begins to cement the parade’s long history with pop culture creations. Plus, there’s the emergence of Manfred Bass, the gifted sculptor and childen’s book illustrator who brings exciting new ideas to float design in the years to come.

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