Canyon of Heroes
This section of the website – the “Canyon of Heroes” – commemorates our Empire World Champions, from past to present. You know you’re a champion in New York when you’ve had the chance to take part in a famous New York City ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan. The traditional route of the Canyon of Heroes is up Broadway, spanning from Bowling Green to City Hall Park. Honorees are showered with confetti, swarmed by millions and surrounded by the city’s magnificent skyscrapers. These tributes are truly one of a kind.
Some of the world’s monumental accomplishments have been celebrated with these spectacular parades. The first was held in 1886 with the dedication of the Statute of Liberty. In 1945, the largest parade in history was held for General Dwight D. Eisenhower. More than four million New Yorkers welcomed the general and future president during his 37-mile journey through the streets of New York. In 1969, Neil Armstrong and the entire Apollo 11 crew were honored for their inaugural trip to the moon. Additionally, the Canyon of Heroes has been home to the city’s legendary sports’ champions. The Giants, Jets, Mets, Rangers and Yankees have all been honored there. In total, the Canyon of Heroes has hosted 201 parades.
Enjoy reading about the Empire World Champions who have taken a trip down our Canyon of Heroes. Their hard work, diligence and perseverance helped them become the best in the world.