Auburn Veterans Day Parade & Observance

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 2021. Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Day Parade since 1965. Now in its 56th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest Veteran's Day parades in the United States of America.

The purpose of Auburn's Veterans Day Parade 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 Day Parade are to give honor to our country's military personnel and veterans and to their military missions of defending freedom around the world.

The 56th annual Veterans Day Parade will be held in Auburn on Saturday, November 6 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 one-mile parade route travels west along Main Street from E Street to A Street SW/NW.

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We need the following volunteers:

  • Color Guard

  • Flight Commander for Officers (parade)

- Will teach basic drill to other Officers the morning of

  • Flight Commander for Cadets (parade)

- Will lead the cadet flight and practice drill before the parade

If you have a vehicle to sign in to the parade, please contact the Transportation Officer (Capt Lepeska) in advance (

We will see you at the Parade Check-In location/time!