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Tournament of Roses Parade

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 08:00

The KW60 team will have a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade honoring the men and women whose sacrifice made the difference for the people of South Korea.
The 124th Rose Parade (which is often referred to as the "Rose Bowl Parade") will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA (Tribune), NBC, RFD-TV and Univision. The Parade is also seen in more than 220 international territories and countries.
For more information, go to the Tournament of Roses Parade general information page at http://www.tournamentofroses.com/TheRoseParade/TheParade/ThemeGeneralInformation.aspx.

On New Year’s Day, the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee (KW60) sponsored, for the first-time ever, the float dedicated to Korean War Veterans in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The KW60's "Freedom is not Free" float  won the National Trophy for Best Depiction of Life in the United States.  On this international stage, Korean War Veterans were remembered and honored for their sacrifices and received the recognition they so richly deserve. 

The float, which is a replica of the National Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosted six Korean War Veterans including Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura, Silver Star recipients James McEachin and Solomon Jamerson, Army Medic Minoru Tonai, Korean War Association (KWVA) President Jim Ferris and California State Commander KWVA Michael Glazzy.  The float was decorated with approximately 10,000 roses; 10,000 carnations; over 500 Catteleyas; silver leaf; eucalyptus leaves; and light and dark lettuce.  It reached 21 feet high, 55 feet long and 18 feet wide.


Click the image below to see more pictures.



Washington Post -  http://www.wpost.com/politics/6-korean-war-veterans-will-ride-on-float-in-tournament-of-roses-parade-in-pasadena/2012/12/31/6e4e678c-513d-11e2-950a-7863a013264b_story.html

Los Angeles Times - http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/01/local/la-me-banks-korean-war-float-20130101

Associated Press - http://bigstory.ap.org/article/pentagon-debuts-float-rose-parade-honor-vets

USA TODAY - http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/01/rose-parade/1803041/

Examiner.com (online) - http://www.examiner.com/article/dod-commemorates-60th-anniversary-of-korean-war-with-2013-rose-parade-float

KTLA.COM (online) - http://ktla.com/2012/12/24/dept-of-defense-korean-war-anniversary-commemoration/

Chicago Tribune - http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/la-me-banks-korean-war-float-20130101,0,6174219.column

KABC (Los Angeles, CA) - http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8937203

KCAL-CBS (Los Angeles, CA) - http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/8110518-volunteers-prepare-floats-for-new-years-day-rose-parade/



The Making of the Award-winning "Freedom Is Not Free" Float - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ya-BUdsyO9M


Start of Parade Route
28 E Colorado Blvd
91105 Pasadena, CA
United States