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 2018. Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Day Parade since 1965. Now in its 53rd 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 53rd annual Veterans Day Parade will be held in Auburn on Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 AM. The parade boasts almost 300 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 30+ high school marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units, honor guards and more. The 2018 parade will pay special tribute to the Fleet Reserve Association.

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

  • Recruiters (booth)

- Should be knowledgeable about CAP

  • Transportation Officer

- Will coordinate for the necessary vehicle(s) and organize driver(s) for the parade

If you have a vehicle to sign in to the parade, please contact the Transportation Officer in advance (or email alex.lepeska@wawg.cap.gov until one is selected).

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