Auburn to accept applications for Veterans Day Parade

The Eagles FOE 1401 was part of the Veterans Day Parade last November. - Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
The Eagles FOE 1401 was part of the Veterans Day Parade last November.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

The City of Auburn begins to accept parade applications for the 2011 Veterans Day Parade on Monday, Aug. 29.

Official applications may be picked up at the a Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Office, 910 Ninth St. SE, or downloaded from the City's website at

The 46th annual event is Saturday, Nov. 5, with the parade beginning promptly at 11 a.m. The parade is limited to approximately 200 entries.

This year's parade pays special tribute to the Disabled American Veterans.

Parade applications must be received by Oct. 7. 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 Auburn's Veterans Day Observance

The National Veterans Day Committee and the U.S. Department of Defense selected the City of Auburn as one of the few regional sites for Veterans Day Observance in 2011. The mile-long parade includes military marching units and vehicles, veteran units, marching bands, honor guards, drill teams, local community and scouting groups, as well as floats, antique cars and more. It will proceed west on Main Street from E Street Southeast to A Street Northwest.

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.

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