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Registration for Auburn’s annual Veterans Day Parade now underway

The City of Auburn has begun accepting applications for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Official applications may be picked up at the a Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Office located at 910 Ninth Street SE or downloaded from the City of Auburn’s website at www.auburnwa.gov/events. The 47th annual event will be held on Saturday, November 10 with the parade beginning promptly at 11 a.m.

The parade is limited to approximately 200 entries and will be viewed by tens of thousands. This year’s parade will pay special tribute to the American Veterans (AMVETS). Parade applications must be received by Oct. 5.

Applications can be faxed to 253-931-4005 or can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation 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 US Department of Defense have once again selected the City of Auburn as one of the few regional sites for Veterans Day Observance in 2012. The mile-long parade, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, includes over 5,500 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, antique cars and more. The parade will proceed west on Main Street from E Street SE 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 breakfast and luncheon to honor veterans, the state’s largest marching band competition and much more.

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

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City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
910 Ninth Street SE
Auburn WA 98002