The Miracle Mile Civic Coalition is putting on a parade, thanks to support from The Grove, Park La Brea and the Original Farmers Market. The first annual Miracle Mile Patriotic Parade on Monday will “honor the extraordinary spirit of cooperation and patriotism in the Miracle Mile.”
The group has been trying to plan a patriotic event like the parade since the 5th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Miracle Mile Civic Coalition president and parade committee co-chair Lyn Cohen said the idea is to bring some patriotic fun to the Miracle Mile. The parade on Monday has actively been in the works for the past two years.
“We’ve been wanting to do something for first responders and connect it to the Fourth of July,” Cohen said. “And it was inspired by the 9/11 attacks.”
The parade will include local leaders and government officials, with firefighters, police officers, military service member and youth scouts. The parade will salute first responders and First-In Fire Foundation, Council member Tom LaBonge, 4th District, and his successor, Council member-elect David Ryu.
Notices for the event refer to the Miracle Mile as, “a pocket full of miracles.” It’s a concept of looking at the neighborhood as a collection of miracles, Cohen said, citing the museums and the surrounding neighborhoods.
“It’s a miracle [the Miracle Mile] even still exists in a sense with how it was developed in the 1920s and 1930s,” Cohen said.
Additional event committee co-chairs are Melody Kanschat, Tim Deegan, Randy Murphy and Miracle Mile chamber of commerce president Steve Kramer.
“I know with [Cohen] running things, it’s going to be a great event,” Kramer said. “Hopefully with her leadership it will become an annual event.”
The parade will be held on Monday, June 29 at noon along Main Street at the The Grove, traveling to the Original Farmers Market. For information, call (323)933-8164.
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