News FDNY EMTs Julianna Arroyo and Erika Marrero get engaged at NYC pride parade FDNY EMT Julianna Arroyo proposed to her girlfriend FDNY EMT Erika Marrero at the June 26, 2016 NYC Pride Parade. Photo Credit: New York City Fire Department By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox June 26, 2016 4:28 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A pair of EMTs had something extra special to celebrate during the NYC Pride March yesterday when one proposed to her girlfriend during the festive march. (She said yes). Julianna Arroyo, from Station 20 in the Bronx, was surrounded by friends and family when she got down on one knee and proposed to her now-fiancee Erika Marrero at the parade. When Marrero said yes, the couple embraced and kissed as onlookers — some in uniform and holding rainbow pride flags — cheered. “This parade is monumental for us because of the Orlando shooting. It hit really close to home,” Arroyo said on Facebook. “We wanted to walk in the parade in honor of the 49 victims. At the same time, I wanted to give Erika something positive to remember from the parade.” The proposal was captured on video and someone can be heard telling Marrero to “say yes.” The video was then posted to the FDNY’s Facebook page. “I think that’s a yes,” someone else is heard saying on a loudspeaker. “Congratulations.” By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.