Sullenberger Leads Rose Parade
Hero of Flight 1549 feted in home state
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2010 12:39 PM CST

(Newser) – Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger made a splash 3,000 miles from the Hudson River today, serving as grand marshal of the 121st annual Tournament of Roses Parade through the streets of Pasadena, Calif. This year's parade celebrated everyday heroes—a perfect fit for the captain of US Airways Flight 1549, a resident of northern California. "How wonderful to have someone as grand marshal who saved lives," a spectator told the Los Angeles Times.