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James McEachin, 82, will be one of six Korean War veterans riding on “Freedom Is Not Free,” the Pentagon’s float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on Tuesday. “I think it’s a magnificent gesture and it cures a lot of ills,” said Mr. McEachin, who returned from his tour to indifference and discrimination. (Associated Press)

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