Hundreds of people lined Main Street to honor veterans past and present – an Auburn tradition.
Nearly 6,000 participants, 200 entries and 25 marching bands comprised the city’s 54th Veterans Day Parade on Saturday morning.
Despite the wet and dreary weather, spectators took in the parade – a colorful panoply of honor guards, military units and antique military vehicles, veteran units, drill teams, community and scouting groups, intermixed with floats, antique and classic cars and other entries of interest.
The parade paid special tribute to the service, valor and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.
It also honored the American Legion, which is celebrating its centennial this year, and was showcased at the front of the parade, following its chosen Grand Marshal, Bob Clark.
The day also featured various events to honor and celebrate veterans.