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Registration for Auburn’s annual Veterans Day Parade is currently underway

Award Winning 48th Annual Event to be Held on November 9 on Auburn’s Main Street

Veterans Parade 3The 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 48th annual event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 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 Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Parade applications must be received by Oct. 4 to be considered. 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 Veterans Affairs have once again selected the City of Auburn as one of the few regional sites for Veterans Day Observance in 2013. 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 NE 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. 

The City of Auburn is happy to announce the return of ‘The Wall That Heals’, a Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall. This half-scale replica of the Washington, D.C-based wall will be open for viewing Friday, November 8 – Monday, November 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. The exhibit contains 58,249 names of those killed or missing in action from this conflict. This unforgettable exhibit is open 24 hours/day and includes a 53’ museum, computers with databases available to help locate names on the wall. Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner and will be paying special tribute to the service, valor and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.

 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.