Barnum is grand marshal for Veterans Parade in Weed

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Harold Barnum will be the grand marshal of the Weed Veterans Parade this Sunday, Nov. 10. He was born and raised in Weed and was chief of police in Weed and Mount Shasta. Barnum enlisted in the Navy on his 17th birthday. He has some great stories.

Staging for Sunday's Veterans Parade in Weed will start at 11:45 a.m. behind the Weed Post Office, followed by the parade at 1 p.m.

The parade will make its way down Park Street through Shasta View Nursing Center to honor those veterans who live there.

It will then continue down Park to Grove Street to Main Street in front of Cedar Lanes Bowling Alley, to Alamo and disband behind the post office.

Each entry will stop in front of the judges viewing station to be located on Main Street, location has not been determined.

The American Legion of McCloud will lead the parade with the Colors. The grand marshal is Harold Barnum, who was from Weed but now lives in Mount Shasta. He was in the Navy.

The parade committee is looking for veterans organizations, marching bands, people who might have restored military vehicles, honorably discharged veterans, and families who have a relative serving or has lost someone.

"We are honoring those who have fought for our freedom. They deserve our thanks," said parade coordinator Sheryl Wilson.

The committee is also looking for organizations and citizens of the community to help with judging and to help with the parade. There are also some expenses that will incur if those organizations would like to help.

There will be an awards ceremony after the parade at Abner Weed Plaza near Weed City Hall.

For more information call Wilson at 859-0360.