Former Rep. Gabby Giffords Named Rose Parade Grand Marshal

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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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