Registration deadline for Veterans Day Parade is Friday

The deadline to submit parade applications for the Veterans Day Parade is Friday.

Official applications may be picked up at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Office located at 910 Ninth St. SE or downloaded from the City of Auburn’s Web site at

The 44th annual event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 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 American Legion.

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.


The National Veterans Day Committee and the Department of Defense have once again selected the City of Auburn as one of the few regional sites for Veterans Day Observance in 2009. 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 Southeast to B Street Northwest.

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 and exhibit Showcase, a breakfast and luncheon to honor veterans, the state’s largest marching band competition and much more.

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