Friday, June 20, 2008

Knight of Rosaria

Honor bestowed on DADaily Astorian, June 20, 2008, "In One Ear" feature

Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis can now claim to be a knight ... sort of. Marquis, pictured above kneeling, was named a "Knight of Rosaria" at a ceremony as part of the Portland Rose Festival this year.

He joins several prominent Astorians who have been so honored in the past, as well as actors Jimmy Stewart, Red Skelton, and others deemed worthy by the Royal Rosarians in annual ceremonies since 1921.

Rosarian Prime Minister Peter Glazer made a point of honoring a number of people in the justice community this year including Oregon Chief Justice Paul De Muniz, Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer and Portland District Attorney Mike Schrunk. Marquis said he was honored to be in such company.