'Star Wars' Celebrated in the Tournament of Roses Parade
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
The 501st Legion will be marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day. That would be an international legion of “Star Wars” fans. This year George Lucas is the grand marshal of the parade. The director of “Star Wars” is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of movie. Fans had to audition to be in the parade. They'll be dressed as stormtroopers, Jedis and, of course, Darth Vader. This is MORNING EDITION.
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