Jehovah’s Witnesses return to the 2023 Rose Parade

Jehovah’s Witnesses return to the 2023 Pasadena Rose Parade following the coronavirus pandemic. Valley News/Courtesy photo
PASADENA – For more than a century, families and spectators from all over the world line the streets of Pasadena to view the Rose Parade at the start of each new year. It is a family tradition that fills the air with optimism and hope.“We’re finding that a lot of people are just excited to get back to some normalcy,” Mark Plomaritis of Lake Forest said.Another tradition is also returning this year. For the first time since 2020, Jehovah's Witnesses will again be seen along the parade route, standing next to mobile carts displaying positive and hopeful messages for families.“People are looking for happiness and answers, and want to make changes. They are hoping that the next year might be better than the last,” Gene Beltran, local representative for Jehovah’s Witne
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