J.R. Martinez Named 2012 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

Iraq War Veteran and “Dancing with the Stars” Fan Favorite to Ride Down Colorado Boulevard and Toss the Rose Bowl Coin on January 2, 2012 in honor of all Wounded Servicemen and Servicewomen

PASADENA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2011) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® revealed today that J.R. Martinez , retired soldier, actor and spokesman, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Tournament of Roses festivities. Themed Just Imagine…, the 2012 Rose Parade® presented by Honda celebrates the power of imagination, inspiration and determination to encourage people to reach higher and try harder.

As Grand Marshal, J.R. Martinez will ride in the 123rd Rose Parade presented by Honda in front of a worldwide television audience, and toss the coin before the 98th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on Jan. 2, 2012.

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