Origin of the Christmas Parade
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
"Our goal is to be a retailer with the ability to see opportunity on the horizon and have a clear path for capitalizing on it. To do so, we are moving faster than ever before, employing more technology and concentrating our resources on those elements most important to our core customers." Macy's Department Stores Mission Statement Rowland Hussey Macy (1822-1877) R.H. Macy accomplished a lot in a short 54 year life. Leaving home at 15 to join a whaler company and sail the Atlantic Ocean, he worked there for four years. During that time he acquired a large red star tattoo on his forearm. That red star became the logo for his department store many years later. Opening a "fancy dry goods" store in New York in 1858, his first-day sales totaled $11.08 (about $297 in today's dollars). H...