Local Ties To Thanksgiving Day Parade


Monday, November 19th 2007, 9:48 am
By: News On 6


There is probably no one prouder than a grandmother whose grandkids are grabbing a bit of the national spotlight. The News On 6’s Rick Wells reports three of Rawnie Gordon’s grandchildren will be marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual tradition. More than 44 million of us watch on television every year. Tulsan Rawnie Gordon is particularly excited about this year's parade.

“There are three families going to New York to be at the head of the parade. Isn't that exciting?" said Rawnie Gordon of Tulsa.

It’s exciting because one of the families is hers. Her son Mike is in the Navy in Connecticut, his kids will be in the parade on Thursday. The Navy nominated the families, and Macy's selected the finalists.

Rawnie has pictures of her grandchildren organized in a box.

“Robert and Carlton. Now Robert is a senior in high school. He's joining the Marines after graduation. The girls are 11 and six. This is Faith and this is Grace,” said Rawnie Gordon of Tulsa.

Dad is training for deployment to Iraq so the kids are going to New York with their mother.

All of them will be at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday with a very proud and excited grandmother watching from her couch here in Tulsa.

The Gordon kids are not the only local connection to the parade. The Cherokee National Youth Choir will be in the parade, too.

Watch the video: Family With Local Ties Heads Macy's Parade