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Auburn Veterans Day Parade Announces Award Winners

The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department has announced the winners of the 48th annual Veterans Day Parade held on Saturday, Nov. 9. The mile-long parade route was lined seven and eight deep with supporters waving American flags, saluting and shouting “Thank you!” to honor our veterans and active military personnel. 

A panel of four judges took on the complex task of deciding the winners out of nearly 220 entries, of which 29 were high school marching bands. There are six award categories, with the most prestigious award being the General’s Award – Best in parade. This year’s winners are as follows: 

General’s Award – Best in Parade
#172 - Brothers In Arms Motorcycle Club

Admiral’s Award – Best Military Entry
#150 - Washington High School Air Force Junior ROTC 

Memorial Award to Harold Page – Best Veteran Service Organization Entry
#65 – Washington Department of Military Order of the Purple Heart/American Lake Veterans Golf Course 

Colonel’s Award – Best Motorized Entry
#84 – Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association 

Veteran’s Award – Best Non-Motorized Entry
#163 – Washington Civil War Association 

Mayor’s Award – Best Musical or Drill Entry
#174 - Ferndale High School Marching Band 

The City of Auburn would also like to congratulate the winners of the annual Curb Competition. The Curb Competition was created in 2010 as a way for groups/organizations that do not fit the parade criteria, to still participate in the event and honor our veterans and active military personnel. Award winners are as follows: 

Best Curb Appeal – Price Helton Funeral Home 

Most Patriotic – Knights of Columbus 

Best Salute to Veterans – Wesley Homes 

The parade is the focal point of numerous veteran-related events that take place in Auburn. Military and veteran units, military vehicles and equipment, marching bands, antique cars and community groups all took part in this year’s parade. Past Auburn Idol winner, Dayla Walker belted out The Star Spangled Banner to mark the beginning of the parade, which coincided with the amazing UH-1 Huey Helicopter flyover. 

The City of Auburn would like to congratulate this year’s parade winners, and thank all veterans, active military, military families and parade participants for supporting the 2013 observance. The 2014 event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8.

2013 Generals Award Winner
Brothers In Arms Motorcycle Club

For additional details and event information, visit the City of Auburn’s website at www.auburnwa.gov/events or call 253-931-3043.