Former Rep. Gabby Giffords Named Rose Parade Grand Marshal


Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head but survived an assassination attempt in January 2011 and has become an outspoken gun-control advocate, was announced Thursday as the grand marshal of the 2023 Rose Parade, which is themed “Turning the Corner.”

Giffords, 52, was introduced in a traditional announcement held at the Tournament House in Pasadena.

Tournament of Roses President Amy Wainscott called Giffords “a profile in courage, resilience and yes, turning the corner.”



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