AUBURN, Wash. – July 22, 2020 – The City of Auburn has begun accepting applications for the annual Veterans Parade. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7.
With the current pandemic, it’s difficult to know what restrictions, if any, will be in place come November. It is possible that this year’s parade and related activities may look much different than our community is used to. At this time, the City of Auburn has no plans to cancel the parade. There are contingency plans in place for alternate options, if needed.
Registration is now open to participate in the 55th annual Veterans Parade, whether it be held in the traditional format, in a reverse parade option, or held virtually for the first time ever. Registrants are encouraged to register, as normal. With parade registrations in place, the event organizer can more easily transition to an alternate option for celebration, should it be needed. Interested applicants may register on the city’s website at www.auburnwa.gov/vetsday.
Parade applications must be received by October 5 to be considered for participation. Applications will be reviewed after the deadline and entries chosen will receive an official confirmation and complete event information.
The safety of the parade participants and parade spectators are of utmost importance. As the event approaches, the City of Auburn will make any necessary changes to ensure the safety of its participants and spectators. The City of Auburn considers it an honor and privilege to host this event.
About the City of Auburn’s Veteran’s Day Observance
The National Veterans Day Committee and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have once again selected the City of Auburn as one of the few regional sites for Veterans Day Observance in 2020. The parade, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, typically includes nearly 6,000 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 proceeds west on Main Street from E Street NE to A Street NW.
Other currently scheduled events related to the 55th annual Veterans Parade celebration in Auburn include a community breakfast, a Remembrance Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, the state’s largest marching band competition, a luncheon to honor veterans and a VFW Open House.
Visit the City of Auburn’s website for up-to-date details at www.auburnwa.gov/vetsday
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