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Don’t Miss Auburn’s 57th Annual Veterans Parade [PHOTO GALLERY]


The week before or the day after, which one is it for the 2022 Auburn Veteran’s Parade? Great question, I would love to tell you. (I love her, too #IYKYK) The 57th Annual Veterans Parade & Observance is Saturday, November 5, 2022. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m., proceeding west on Main Street from E Street SE to A Street NW.

57th Annual Veterans Parade & Observance

Auburn’s Main Street Tribute Banners

There’s a lot of cool stuff about the parade, but you need know to know about the tribute banners hung along Main Street. Created for the 50th anniversary of the parade, the tribute banners are in recognition of members of the U.S. Armed Forces that live or work in Auburn or are immediate family to an Auburn resident. Businesses, non-profit entities, and Veteran Service Organizations based in Auburn may also sponsor a banner.


Seeing the names of the banners can be challenging, especially when driving (eyes on the road and all). If you come downtown regularly, are out for the parade, or are even walking there’s a good chance you’ll miss a banner. I wanted to ensure there weren’t any missed:

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If you sponsored a tribute banner and would like to provide information on the veteran, soldier, or organization you can email If I happened to miss a banner, please also let me know.

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Parade information

We all know the Veterans Parade starts with a flyover and if ya didn’t, now ya do. This year’s flyover will be about as subtle as your neighbor’s celebration when the Seahawks score. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about, and so does your dog. A U.S. Air ForceC-17 Globemaster III by the 446th Airlift Wing from McChord Air Force Base is scheduled to fly over at 11:00 a.m. (pro tip: this ain’t Delta, the USAF is on time).

UPDATE: The 446th Airlift Wing Command will unfortunately no longer be able to provide a C-17 fly over.

Just as your phone starts to chill from all the alerts about that ruckus, is when the ‘what’s going on?!’ posts will start rolling in. You’ll have the King County Sherriff’s Office to thank, as it flies Guardian2, a UH-1H ‘Huey’ helicopter, low over the parade route. (scheduled 11:15 a.m.).

A U.S. Air Force C-17, a huge gray plane, prepares to taxi to a runway
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 62d Airlift Wing, prepares to taxi to a runway at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. | Photo by USAF Airman 1st Class Colleen Anthony.

Parade participants include veteran groups, military marching units, honor guards and ROTC Units, antique military vehicles, drill teams, and of course lots of marching bands, including America’s First Corps Band from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Navy Band Northwest. (click here for a full list.)

With the size and popularity of the parade, you should arrive early and pack your patience. Consider bringing a folding chair, blanket, and maybe earplugs.

If you’re out for the parade then take the time and opportunity to support our local small businesses (you’d never guess how many are owned by or employ veterans). Just, whatever you do, don’t park in local business and residential parking lots! Please be courteous when parking in the areas surrounding the procession route.

Parade Map

Street Closures & Detour Routes

Parade emcees will be located at the corner of Main and Division with shortened emcee comments at the corner of Main and B Street NE.

Other Events:
(Information below was obtained directly from the City of Auburn website)

American Legion Auburn Post #78 Community Breakfast
Saturday, November 5, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE

This component of the Observance is a partnership between the City of Auburn and Auburn American Legion Post #78. The breakfast is $10 per person and includes pancakes, eggs, ham, and juice or coffee. Pay at the door or order tickets in advance. For questions about the breakfast, please call 253-752-2844.

Remembrance Ceremony & Lighting of the Flame
Saturday, November 5, 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E Street NE
The flame is lit and guarded through the night at the memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. Wreath placement, rifle salute, prayers, and taps encompass this ceremony held prior to the parade.

Auburn VFW Post 1741 Open House
Saturday, November 5, 12:00 PM
Auburn VFW, 130 West Main Street

This Open House is exclusively for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel. Come mix, meet and mingle with fellow Veterans! Food and refreshments will be served.

Complete Veterans Parade & Observance details at

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

Parade Participant Line-Up:
(As of 10/21/22)

This is the general order of the parade line-up. The order is subject to change.

  1. Auburn Police Traffic Unit
  2. City of Auburn Mayor, Nancy Backus
  3. America’s First Corps Band
  4. US Army – 189th Infantry Brigade
  5. Colonel Alexander ‘Xander’ Bullock – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  6. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District White Hard Hat Brigade
  7. S. Marine Corps Color Guard
  8. LtCol Rachel Gonzales – U.S Marine Corps
  9. Navy Band Northwest
  10. Rear Admiral Mark Sucato – U.S. Navy
  11. Colonel Fazenbaker – U.S. Air Force, 62nd Airlift Wing
  12. S. Air Force Recruiting Services
  13. 13th Coast Guard District
  14. Colonel Antony Braun – Washington Air National Guard
  15. BAND 1 – Auburn Trojan Marching Band
  16. Pritz Navaratnasingham – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  17. Tahoma National Cemetery
  18. Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  19. J. Morgan – 2022 Outstanding Service to Veterans Superior Service Award Recipient
  20. Cheri Konix – 2022 Outstanding Service to Veterans Superior Service Award Recipient
  21. Nino Gray – 2022 Outstanding Service to Veterans Distinguished Service Award Recipient
  22. Amy Tiemeyer – 2022 Outstanding Service to Veterans Distinguished Service Award Recipient
  23. Graham-Kapowsin High School Army Junior ROTC
  24. BAND 2 – Auburn Riverside High School Band
  25. TBA – 2022 Outstanding Service to Veterans Team Award
  26. TBA – 2022 Outstanding Service to Veterans Team Award
  27. TBA – 2022 Legislator of the Year Award
  28. Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee
  29. Women Veterans Advisory Committee
  30. Muckleshoot Veterans Affairs
  31. James T. Cook – American Legion
  32. American Legion Department of Washington
  33. American Legion Auburn Post 78
  34. American Legion Kent Post 15
  35. American Legion Riders Kent Post 15
  36. American Legion Tacoma Post #2
  37. American Legion Post 204 Service Girls
  38. American Legion Post 79 – Snoqualmie Chapter
  39. Governor John R. Rogers High School Army Junior ROTC
  40. BAND 3 – Auburn Mountainview High School Marching Band and Color Guard
  41. Disabled American Veterans – Kent Chapter 33
  42. Drew James – Veterans of Foreign Wars
  43. Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Washington
  44. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1741
  45. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2224
  46. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2886
  47. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3070
  48. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5052
  49. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6785
  50. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9079
  51. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #969
  52. VFW Riders Chapter 1
  53. John ‘Moose’ Moysiuk – Marine Corps League
  54. BAND 4 – Granite Falls High School Marching Band
  55. Danelle Wyatt – AMVETS
  56. AMVETS Post 1
  57. American G I Forum
  58. Jennifer Horn – Military Order of the Purple Heart
  59. Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Washington
  60. Robert L. Watson, Jr. – National Association for Black Veterans, Inc.
  61. BAND 5 – Wenatchee Golden Apple Marching Band
  62. Northwest Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America
  63. Auburn Scout Troop 401
  64. Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
  65. Jim DeMott – U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc.
  66. United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.
  67. Washington State American Gold Star Mothers
  68. Joel Ware – Vietnam Veterans of America
  69. Vietnam Veterans of America – Jim Hinde Memorial Chapter 102
  70. BAND 6 – Tahoma High School Parade Band
  71. Rex Faubion – Fleet Reserve Association
  72. Fleet Reserve Association – Mt. Rainier Branch 104
  73. Fleet Reserve Association – Seattle Branch 18
  74. Heinz Haskins – Military Officers Association of America
  75. Combat Infantrymen’s Association
  76. Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
  77. Auburn Mountainview High School Army Junior ROTC
  78. BAND 7 – Eastside Catholic Crusader Marching Band
  79. S. Army Special Forces Association – Chapter 16
  80. 1st Cavalry Division Association – Northwest Chapter
  81. Washington State POW/MIA Color Guard
  82. Women’s Army Corps Association Chapter 63
  83. United States Army Warrant Officer Association, Northwest Chapter
  84. Veterans of the Republic of Vietnam
  85. Sea Cadets Blue Angels Squadron
  86. Scottish American Military Society
  87. BAND 8 – Bainbridge Island High School Marching Band
  88. Deputy Mayor James Jeyaraj, City of Auburn
  89. Councilmember Bob Baggett, City of Auburn
  90. Councilmember Kate Baldwin, City of Auburn
  91. Councilmember Larry Brown, City of Auburn
  92. Councilmember Chris Stearns, City of Auburn
  93. Councilmember Yolanda Trout-Manuel, City of Auburn
  94. S. Representative Kim Schrier
  95. Mayor Kathy Hayden, City of Sumner
  96. United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Hornet Division
  97. BAND 9 – North Mason High School Marching Band
  98. Suzanne Johnson – Green River College
  99. Ed Butler – Auburn Noon Lions
  100. Miss Auburn Carrie Everett
  101. Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen Alexis Douglas
  102. Muckleshoot Casino
  103. Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum featuring Northwest Newsradio
  104. Talk Radio 570 KVI
  105. USO Northwest
  106. BAND 10 – Sumner High School Spartan Marching Band
  107. Puget Sound Honor Flight
  108. Puyallup Tribal Veterans
  109. American Red Cross
  110. Port of Seattle, Military and Veterans at the Port
  111. Veterans for Peace
  112. Minority Veterans of America
  113. Todd Beamer High School Air Force Junior ROTC
  114. Federal Way High School Air Force JROTC
  115. BAND 11 – North Creek High School Marching Band
  116. Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club
  117. Bethel High School Air Force JROTC
  118. BAND 12 – Kennedy Catholic High School Lancer Marching Band
  119. National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide
  120. United States Volunteers – Joint Service Command
  121. Friends of Willie & Joe
  122. Friends of Kilroy
  123. Gamewardens Association, Northwest Chapter
  124. Washington Civil War Association
  125. 4th US Infantry Regiment
  126. Redefining You Foundation
  127. Operation Ward 57
  128. American-Vietnamese War Memorial Alliance
  129. Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle
  130. Veterans All of Us Research Program
  131. Civil Air Patrol
  132. Sons of the American Revolution
  133. Daughters of the American Revolution – Lakota Chapter
  134. Daughters of the American Revolution – Rainier Chapter
  135. “Daughters of the American Revolution – Mary Ball
  136. Chapter”
  137. BAND 13 – Chimacum High School
  138. JBLM Chapter of Military Jeepers
  139. PNW Great War
  140. Green River College
  141. Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
  142. Minions of Chaos
  143. Brothers In Arms Motorcycle Club
  144. Valley Cities Vet Team / Cohen Veterans Network
  145. Spirit of 76 Living History
  146. Auburn WorkSource
  147. Auburn Sons of Italy Lodge #1955
  148. King Solomon Lodge #60 – Free and Accepted Masons of Auburn
  149. Auburn Knights of Columbus
  150. Aerospace Machinists District 751 Veterans Committee
  151. MacGregor’s Own Scots Guard
  152. Ballard High School Marching Band
  153. Auburn School District Transportation
  154. Combat Veterans International
  155. Solid Rock Cruisers Christian Car Club
  156. Brotherhood United Motorcycle Association
  157. The Marines Motorcycle Club, Seattle Chapter
  158. Classical Glass Corvette Club
  159. Sultan High School Marching Band
  160. Tacoma Corvette Club
  161. Cub Scout Pack 331
  162. Auburn Girl Scout Service Unit
  163. Trail Life Troop WA-1911
  164. American Heritage Girls and Trail Life
  165. Shelton Highclimber Marching Band & Cheer
  166. Evergreen A’s Model A Ford Club
  167. Western Washington Modern Camaro Club
  168. ABATE of Washington – South King County Chapter
  169. Old Coots on Scoots Chapter 50
  170. Gallopin’ Gertie Model “A” Club
  171. Thomas Jefferson High School Raider Marching Band
  172. Valley Regional Fire Authority
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