In the Media: Pasadena Star-News Hails Gabby Giffords ’93’s Rose Parade Grand Marshal Selection

White woman wearing glasses and medallion stands behind a Scripps College podium

An op-ed in the Pasadena Star-News hailed the selection of Gabby Giffords ’93 as the grand marshal for the 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade, which will take place in Pasadena on January 1. “Here at the 10-year anniversary of the massacre of Connecticut schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary, the work Giffords is doing is one of those things that makes a person not give up faith in the possibility of progress against the insane epidemic of gun violence that sees 41,000 Americans killed every year,” the op-ed states. ” . . . What an excellent choice to be Rose Parade grand marshal.”