Long Beach’s 2019 Veterans Day Celebration will be held Saturday with the 23rd annual Veterans Day Parade and Vets Fest open street fair featuring music, food and vendors, both beginning at 10 a.m.
The parade will begin at Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street and proceed southbound on Atlantic Avenue to South Street.
More than 50 organizations will march in the parade, including the Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Transit and Junior ROTC units from Lakewood and Paramount high schools.
The grand marshals will be:
— Brenda Threatt, the assistant director of Veterans Services at El Camino College and a major with the California State Guard;
— retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robin Umberg and her husband, state Sen. Tom Umberg, D-Santa Ana, a retired U.S. Army colonel; and
— the Rev. Leon Wood, who served in the U.A. Army during the Korean War.
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium on Wheels will be at the Vets Fest, along with representatives from the Los Angeles Veterans Center and various Long Beach city departments. There will also be children’s activities. Food will be available for purchase from Hot Dog on a Stick, Daddy’s Best Froyo, the Los Cebollines food truck and other vendors.