On New Year's Day 2008, more than 40 million Americans will witness the splendor of the Rose Parade televised from Pasadena, California.
Among the organizations sponsoring floats in this 119th annual event, are our friends from the Port of Los Angeles, who are making their first entry into the Rose Parade with a unique combination of six separate 'vessels' that celebrate the Port’s diverse operations.
Themed "The Place Where The World Comes Together", the Port’s flotilla is the official City of Los Angeles entry into the Rose Parade, marking the City’s 110th consecutive entry and earning it the title "longest-running float entrant".
The Port’s entry will include a floral covered container ship, cruise ship, fishing boat, tug, Police boat and a replica of LAFD Boat 2, the globally renowned Warner Lawrence, the most powerful and technologically advanced fireboat in the world. Los Angeles Fire Chief Douglas Barry will be joined aboard the float by City Councilwoman Janice Hahn.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is honored to participate in this event, and remains equally proud of the life safety services it provides to our nation's busiest container port.
To learn more about the Port of Los Angeles and view a press release regarding their parade entry, please visit:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department