Miami honors public workers with Hometown Heroes Parade (includes video story)

“Thank you for your service” were words often heard on Biscayne Boulevard on Oct. 30.

First responders, law enforcement, and public workers marched through the first-ever Hometown Heroes Parade in Miami. It was meant to honor those whose lives are on the front lines every day.

A family fest at the FTX Arena was held after the parade to celebrate this event.

“To our first responders and law enforcement officers who protected us during the global health crisis, the pandemic, thank you! cheered Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

Moments later, she officially declared Oct. 30 to be Hometown Heroes Day.

Sebastian Rocha is a Cuban-Mexican student at FIU, pursuing his degree in Digital TV and Multimedia Production. He is passionate about film production and hopes to, after his studies, be able to produce them. He enjoys traveling, listening to music, and expanding his knowledge on content creation.

Nayelle Charite is a student at Florida International University majoring in Digital and Interactive Media. She is passionate about digital storytelling and enjoys participating in various multimedia and web projects. When she is not playing around with a camera, you will find her watching historical documentaries and travel videos.