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Auburn’s Remembrance Ceremony to Honor the Memory of Those Lost in War

Honoring the lasting memory of those who served in war and gave their lives for peace, the annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony and Lighting of the Flame will be held at Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park, specifically at the Veterans Memorial, located at 411 E St. NE, on Saturday Nov. 10 from 9:45 – 10:15 AM. The ceremony takes place prior to Auburn’s 47th annual Veterans Day parade beginning at 11:00 AM.

The half-hour ceremony, presented by the American Legion – Auburn Post #78, with the help of the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society, the Muckleshoot Tribe and the City of Auburn includes patriotic music, an honor guard, and a 21-gun salute. This year's ceremony will also include two special dedications: one of the veteran-related mural project, a cooperative effort between the American Legion - Auburn Post #78 and the Auburn School District. The second dedication is a Blue Star Marker, which has been placed at the park, coordinated by the Auburn Garden Club. This year's ceremony will also including a reading from Auburn's Poet Laureate, Dick Brugger and a performance of "America the Beautiful,” by Katy Bickal.

For more information about Auburn’s Veterans Day Parade & Observance or Veterans Memorial Park, contact the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 253-931-3043 or visit the City’s website at www.auburwa.gov/events.

For information directly relating to the Remembrance Ceremony, contact Roger Olsen, American Legion - Auburn Post 78, at 253-752-2844.