Wednesday, November 2, 2011

JR Martinez, Iraq War vet and TV personality, is 2012 Grand Marshal

Rick Jackson, president of the 2012 Tournament of Roses, revealed his choice for Rose Parade Grand Marshal yesterday.

It was J.R. Martinez, an Iraq War veteran who was burned over 40 percent of his body when the Humvee he was in rand over a land mine. He is on Dancing with the Stars and All My Children, and tours the country as a motivational speaker.

I was impressed with what he had to say, especially when he said he has an "amazing, strong, beautiful mother"!

I did two write-ups on the event:

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