Auburn's Veterans Day Parade & Observance - Expired Event
|Location||25 West Main Street
Auburn, WA 98001
|Description:||Auburn, Washington typically receives designation from the Veterans Day National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs to serve as a Regional Site for celebration of Veterans Day. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Day Parade since 1965. Auburn's parade has grown into the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi! |
The purpose of Auburns Veterans Day Parade is to positively focus on honoring our country's veterans and active military personnel. Through the parade, we focus recognition on congressionally-recognized Veteran Service Organizations and their auxiliaries, the military and reserve military, National Guard and ROTC.
Join the City of Auburn for the 47th annual Veterans Day Parade, the largest of its kind, west of the Mississippi. The parade is on Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 AM. The parade boasts over 5,500 parade participants, including 25+ marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units, honor guards, antique military vehicles/equipment and more. The parade is kicked off with an impressive C-17 Fly-over, supported by the US Air Force at McChord Field.
The one-mile parade route travels west along Main Street to A Street NW. High School Bands will perform in two locations: Main and D Street NE and at the City Hall Plaza area (Main and Division), which is where the parade emcee, judges and Dignitary Review Stand is located.
Other related activities include:
Auburn American Legion Post #78 Breakfast
The Veterans Day Breakfast is held on Saturday, November 10 from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, held at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE. The breakfast is co-sponsored by the American Legion Post #78 and the City of Auburn.
Static Display & Exhibit Showcase
Informational booths and static displays/exhibits will line the parade route from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Take time to visit the displays and booths to view military equipment and vehicles and veterans and/or military information.
Back again this year, the Curb Competition is for those organizations, clubs and individuals who do not fit the requirements to participate in the parade. This is a great way to honor our veterans and active military personnel - come out and show them your support! Participants will set-up along the parade route between Auburn Ave/A Street SE and E Street NE. Set-up is held from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Judging is held from 10:00 AM -10:45 PM Awards will be given in three categories: Best Curb Appeal, Most Patriotic and Best Salute to Veterans. Another great way to honor our Veterans!
Remembrance Ceremony and Lighting of the Flame
The flame is lit and guarded through the night at the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E Street NE. Wreath placement, rifle salute, prayers and taps encompass this ceremony, held from 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM on Saturday, November 10. The Remembrance Ceremony is coordinated by the American Legion Auburn Post 78 and the City of Auburn and supported by the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
Veterans Day Marching Band Competition
The state's largest marching band and field competition starts at 1:00 PM at the Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth Street NE. The Marching Band Competition is hosted by the Auburn High School Band & Choir Parents. Over 30 bands compete in the field competition. Event admission is charged at the door.
Auburn Noon Lions Veterans Day Luncheon
The Veterans Day Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. This year's luncheon will be held at the Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. The luncheon is co-sponsored by the Auburn Noon Lions Club and the City of Auburn. The lunch program honors our Veterans, with special recognition given to the honored group. The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee's Outstanding Veterans will be honored at the lunch, along with other special presentations. This event has limited seating.
|Contact name||Kristy Pachciarz|
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