Veterans Parade returns to Auburn

One of the largest Veterans Day parades on the West Coast, the 57th annual Veterans Parade and Observance, was held Nov. 5 in downtown Auburn. The annual event featured more than 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including over 25 marching bands, military vehicles, veterans’ units, honor guards, flyovers from aircraft and more.

Marchers display the images and names of veterans who gave the "last, full measure of devotion" to their nation in battle. Photo by Kristy Pachciarz, City of Auburn
Yankee doodlers summon up the spirit of the American Legion in the Auburn Veterans Parade. Photo courtesy City of Auburn
The Navy Band of the Northwest keeps the beat of the parade lively. Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn