Auburn, Washington is designated by the Veterans Day National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as a Regional Site for celebration of Veterans Day 2019. The City of Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Now in its 54th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest parades of its kind in the United States of America.
The purpose of Auburn's Veterans Parade & Observance is to positively focus on honoring our country's veterans and active military personnel. Through our parade, we focus recognition on congressionally-recognized Veteran Service Organizations and their auxiliaries, the military and reserve military, National Guard and ROTC. The goals and purposes of Auburn's Veterans Parade & Observance are to give honor to our country's military personnel and veterans and to their military missions of defending freedom around the world.
The 54th annual Veterans Parade will be held in Auburn on Saturday, November 9 at 11:00 AM. The parade boasts over 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 25+ high school marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units, honor guards and more.
The parade route travels along Main Street from E Street to A Street SW/NW. To participate in Auburn's Veterans Parade complete and return the official Parade Application Form or complete the on-line registration. The parade has more applicants than it can permit to participate, and thus must select among the applicants those who will be able to participate. Those applications who are approved will be those that most closely meet the goals and purpose of Auburn's Veterans Parade.