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Auburn’s “Salute to Veterans” is Now a Week of Events

The City of Auburn considers it a great honor to host a Veterans Parade & Observance each November, to pay tribute and celebrate our Veterans and those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to host a  parade and other activities in the traditional way this year. However, we are still committed to honoring our Veterans in 2020 and will be offering Auburn’s Salute to Veterans this November.

This five-day celebration will begin with a Veterans Vehicle Procession on Saturday, November 7, feature a variety of video tributes and other special activities and culminate with a Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11.

2020 Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 7

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53rd Auburn Annual Veterans Parade | Photo for the Auburn Examiner

Veterans Vehicle Procession
11:00am – 1:00pm | Starting from Veterans Memorial Park
This event will give both parade participants and our loyal spectators an opportunity to participate. Participation in the procession is intended for our Veterans, active military, historic military vehicles, and other Veteran-related groups. We encourage our community groups and parade spectators to find a spot along the procession route to welcome our Veterans along the way. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing the event route and the ways to register for this twist to our traditional parade. The vehicle procession route is 3 miles long (that’s roughly 6 times the length of the traditional parade), allowing for social distancing for our spectators. It is imperative that the spectators follow social distancing and other COVID-safety requirements currently in place while viewing the procession.

Sunday, November 8

Virtual Veterans Tribute Program
Airing at 6:30pm
This virtual program will include live performances, patriotic music, inspirational stories, and a walk down memory lane. The program will be showcased on all of Auburn’s social media outlets on November 8 at 6:30pm.

Monday, November 9

Virtual Veterans Museum Showcase
A thoughtfully compiled list of virtual exhibits at our local and national Veterans Museums.

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53rd Auburn Annual Veterans Parade | Photo for the Auburn Examiner

Tuesday, November 10

Sweet Treats for Vets
Auburn Senior Activity Center (drive-thru event) 

Coffee and cinnamon rolls for Veterans and those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. This is slated to be a morning drive-thru event and will require guests to complete a simple registration for the free event.

Wednesday, November 11

Veterans Day

Virtual Remembrance Ceremony
Airing at 11:00am
A pre-recorded ceremony from Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park to enjoy as we celebrate Veterans Day.

The specific details involved in the “Salute to Veterans” schedule of events is being refined over the next several weeks. Please continue to check our website, auburnwa.gov/vetsday, as more details unfold.

Thank you for your help in paying special tribute to our Veterans in 2020!


The above is an aggregated announcement from the City of Auburn.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.  We encourage our readers to personally verify any information they question or want more information on.

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