Inspired Story: Zamperini’s Son, Daughter to Ride in Tournament of Roses Parade

When Jim Bardenett was contacted in October to ride in the 2015 Tournament of Roses parade as a representative of Olean, Louis Zamperini’s hometown, his immediate response was surprise.

After a few seconds, the Olean businessman felt “a bit overwhelmed” as he knew it was a special honor to participate in a parade that was honoring a true American hero.

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