Registration underway for the 53rd annual Veterans Parade

Award-winning event returns Nov. 10 on Auburn’s Main Street

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Soldiers dressed in World War I uniforms march down Main Street during last year’s Veterans Parade in Auburn. The parade featured more than 200 entries and nearly 6,000 parade participants showcasing American strength of will, endurance and purpose. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Soldiers dressed in World War I uniforms march down Main Street during last year’s Veterans Parade in Auburn. The parade featured more than 200 entries and nearly 6,000 parade participants showcasing American strength of will, endurance and purpose. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

The City of Auburn is accepting applications for the 53rd annual Veterans Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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

The parade is limited to approximately 200 entries.

Parade applications must be received by Oct. 8 to be considered. Applications can be faxed to 253-931-4005, mailed or hand-delivered to the Parks, Arts & Rec 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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have again selected Auburn as one of the few regional sites for Veterans Day observance in 2018. The parade, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, includes nearly 6,000 parade participants and features military marching units and vehicles, veteran units, marching bands, honor guards, drill teams, antique military vehicles and equipment, as well as floats and antique cars.

The parade, which begins at 11 a.m., will proceed west on Main Street from E Street NE to A Street NW.

Other events related to the Veterans Day celebration in Auburn include a remembrance ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, a Static Display & Exhibit Showcase, a community breakfast, one of the state’s largest marching band competitions, a luncheon to honor veterans and more.

For official applications, additional details and event information, visit auburnwa.gov/vetsday or call 253-931-3043.

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