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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Chosen As Grand Marshal Of Hollywood Christmas Parade

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NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (credit: AP)

NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (credit: AP)

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textalerts180 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Chosen As Grand Marshal Of Hollywood Christmas Parade

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The second man to walk on the moon will be the Grand Marshal of the 2013 Hollywood Christmas Parade.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was chosen to lead the 82nd annual event on Dec. 1, it was announced Friday.

Aldrin, 83, followed Neil Armstrong as the second man on the moon on July 20, 1969.

The parade benefits the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Reserved-seating grandstand tickets are available for $45, $65 and $85. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 25 or more.

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