Honoring the lasting memory of those who served in war and gave their lives for peace, the annual Veterans 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 Street NE, on Saturday Nov. 11, 2023 from 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
The ceremony takes place prior to Auburn’s 58th annual Veterans Parade, which will begin at 11 a.m.
The half-hour ceremony, presented by the American Legion – Auburn Post #78, with the help of the Auburn VFW Post 1741, 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 a reading from Auburn’s Poet Laureate, James Rodgers.
The Auburn Mountainview High School Band, led by Derek Pyle will perform ‘The Star Spangled Banner’.
For more information about Auburn’s Veterans Parade & Observance or Veterans Memorial Park, contact the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 253-931-3043 or visit the City’s official website, www.auburnwa.gov/vets.
For information directly relating to the Remembrance Ceremony, contact the American Legion – Auburn Post 78, at 253-939-5789.