Governor Announces Edith Harrington as Bicentennial Inaugural Parade Grand Marshal

A northeast Missouri woman has been named as the 2021 Bicentennial Inaugural Parade Grand Marshal. Governor Mike Parson announced Edith Harrington, a World War II United States Cadet Nurse Corps member will be the the Parade Marshal for the historic Bicentennial Inaugural Parade on September 18th.Harrington, who lives in Macon, graduated from Atlanta High School in 1937 and enrolled in pre-nursing courses at Kirksville State Teachers College. She then went on to complete her training at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she cared for wounded and sick U.S. Navy soldiers at Columbia Hospital. She also enrolled in and served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Parson said Harrington served her country honorably and cared for our military service members during WWII, and she represents some of the best qualities an American and a Missourian can have.