Forest Service mules join Smokey Bear in the 130th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade
The theme of the 130th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1st, 2019, was “The Melody of Life”. The United States Forest Service entry was, U.S. Forest Service pack mules celebrate Smokey’s 75th Birthday. The entry highlighted the fact that mules have supported Smokey in his mission to spread the message of preventing wildfires.
Susie, a lovely Forest Service mule shows off the “Smokey Bear” panel celebrating Smokey’s 75th Birthday. Mules have served significant roles in supporting wildland firefighters since 1905. They travel long distances into the wilderness to supply firefighters and rangers. Smokey & his mules – perfect partners!
The American Mule Museum congratulates the Forest Service packers, firefighters, mules and of course Smokey for an incredible display of service and history.