Flowers 4 the Float

The Nurses' Float
Celebrate and Honor All Nurses
at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade®

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In the year 2013, it was the 124th annual Tournament of Roses.  For more information visit

In 2012-2013, the President, Sally Bixby, was the first and only nurse. To learn more about Mrs. Bixby visit her page

In the year 2013, Sally Bixby was the second woman President of the Tournament of Roses Parade. The first woman was Libby Evans Wright in 2005-2006.

All information about these two events can be found on the Tournament of Roses website at

The application process is rigorous and all applications are reviewed carefully by the Float Selection Committee. Sixty floats cover the parade route on New Year’s Day.