It was an honor to particiate in the America’s Thanksgiving Parade, an 86 Year Tradition, celebrating 86 years of marching, smiles, clowns and bringing families together in Detroit!
It was awesome to get to reconnect with fellow Olympic and Paralympic athletes and was spoiled by the VIP treatment. It was a beautiful day starting off kind of cold then heating up into the high 50′s. All of the time and effort that goes into putting on a parade was all shared by the half of a million people that came downtown to see all of the floats, balloons and bands. Even though I ended up on the wrong float and was interviewed as Ryan Dupree all in all it was fun to wave to the crowds with 3 medals that I earned with hard work and the support of family and friends. Thanks to everyone and if you were downtown.
America’s Thanksgiving Parade
From left to right: Alex Morgan (soccer), Nathan Adrian (swimming), Peter Vanderkay (swimming), Allison Schmitt (swimming), Tucker Dupree (swimming), Tyler Clary (swimming) [img src=http://www.tuckerdupree.com/wp-content/flagallery/americas-thanksgiving-parade/thumbs/thumbs_ap2.jpg]630Tyler & Tucker
Tyler Clary (swimming) and Tucker Dupree (swimming)