Ticker Tape Parade for Frederick IX and Ingrid, King and Queen of Denmark


King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark visit the United States in 1960. A Ticker Tape Parade is held in their honor. Other events included a State Dinner and Reception at the White House hosted by American President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, a the dedication of the new Danish embassy at 3200 Whitehaven Street N.W. and a performance of the Royal Danish Ballet at Loew`s Capital Theater.During their two-week visit to the United States, King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark stopped in New York City, where they were greeted by 250,000 New Yorkers and a ticker-tape parade. The King and Queen used the procession and City Hall ceremony as an opportunity to express Denmark`s gratitude to the United States for the support provided through the Marshall Plan following World War II. Frederick noted that the funds helped Denmark rebuild its economy and begin transitioning from an agricultural economy to a more industrial one, opening investment opportunities to Western investors.

Celebration, Oct 14, 1960

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