The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 22, 2010
State firefighters' group to march in Rose Parade

101222 Honor guard logo good.jpgThe CDF Firefighters Honor Guard is scheduled to march in the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. The 80-member group that will perform at the parade includes a 22-member band.

The honor guard, established in 1994, serves at funerals and memorials, presents the colors at academy graduation ceremonies and performs at other functions. It's partnering with Farmer's Insurance to perform in the parade.

Click here to read more about the honor guard. This link opens a press release about its upcoming Rose Parade appearance. If you have Windows media player, clicking here will stream a 1- minute 44-second video of the guard's pipe and drum corps.

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