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Registration for Auburn's annual Veterans Day Parade begins Aug. 27

The City of Auburn will begin accepting parade applications for the 2010 Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Aug. 27.

Official applications may be picked up at the a Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Office located at 910 Ninth Street SE or downloaded from the City of Auburn’s website at www.auburnwa.gov.

The 45th annual event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, with the parade beginning promptly at 11 a.m. The parade is limited to approximately 200 entries and will be viewed by tens of thousands. This year’s parade will honor the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Parade applications must be received by Oct. 8.

Applications can be faxed to 253-931-4005 or can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Office. Interested applicants may also register on the city’s website. Applications will be reviewed after the deadline and entries chosen will receive an official confirmation and complete event information.

ABOUT THE OBSERVANCE

The National Veterans Day Committee and the US Department of Defense have once again selected the City of Auburn as one of the few regional sites for Veterans Day Observance in 2010. The mile-long parade includes military marching units and vehicles, veteran units, marching bands, honor guards, drill teams, community and scouting groups, as well as floats, antique cars, horses, community groups and more. It will proceed west on Main Street from E Street SE to A Street NW.

In 2007, the City of Auburn was honored with two awards through the Washington Festivals & Events Association for the 41st annual Veterans Day Parade and Observance. It was followed up in 2008 and 2009 with awards for Best Promotional Campaign for the annual November event.

Other events related to the Veterans Day celebration in Auburn include a Remembrance Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, a Static Display & Exhibit Showcase, a breakfast and luncheon to honor veterans, the state’s largest marching band competition and much more. Most notably, the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall Tribute will make a stop in Auburn. This half-scale exhibit will be open Nov. 4-Nov. 7, 24 hours a day.

For official applications, additional details and event information, visit the City of Auburn’s website at www.auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3043.

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