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#RoseParade #TBT2000


#RoseParade #TBT2000

#RoseParade #TBT 2000: Here’s a look back at the LASD float in the Tournament of Roses Parade from January 1, 2000. The theme of the parade that year was “Celebration 2000: Visions of the Future,” and we commemorated that with our “Making Wishes Come True” themed float. The related proceeds from the float went to children’s charitable causes. Even though we no longer have a float in the parade, we still help provide substantial assistance to the @PasadenaPD, to ensure the event is enjoyed and celebrated as safely as possible. #LASD has over 1000 personnel assigned to the yearly event; you will see us amongst the crowd and alongside the parade route on foot, on horseback or in vehicles. What you might not see is traffic control personnel, volunteers, and arrest teams and emergency response specialists standing by at command posts in the event of an emergency incident or civil unrest. We also staff security personnel along Colorado Boulevard on #NewYearsEve, where thousands of revelers attend to secure viewing spots along the parade route. Many of our personnel have volunteered long 16 hour shifts to work outside of their usual assignments for the parade. They have forgone their own holiday gatherings with family and friends to serve their community by planning, staffing and working this massive event with thousands of attendees from all over the globe. It gives us great pride to take part in the new year’s “kick-off” tradition shared around the world, a celebration that focuses global attention on the spirit of southern California. We are uplifted by thousands of people we see with joyful smiles on their faces, hopeful at the promise of a new year. Cheers to prosperous new beginnings, and a Happy New year!