David Huddle and his daughter Megan, a flute player for the North Hardin High School marching band in Kentucky, have been preparing for more than a year for the band's performance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
They have no intention of letting threats of further violence from the militant Islamic State deter them from making the trip.
"The main goal of a terrorist attack is to create terror," David Huddle said in a phone interview. "It's important to go on with your life. You can't dwell on it or you'll never be happy."