The 2012 parade's theme was "Just Imagine," and "Dancing With The Stars" winner and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez served as the Grand Marshall. The 28-year-old suffered severe burns over more than 40 percent of his body in a land mine explosion in Iraq in 2003.
Jan. 1, 1895: This flower-decked carriage won first prize in the 1895 Rose Parade.
1918 was an excellent year....
Dang... 1926 was a good year also
Called "Paramount Pictures ... 100 Years Of Movie Magic," the 55-foot long entry paid homage to key productions of the studio's past including 1927's Wings, Star Trek, Love Story and Grease.