Annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance



Auburn, Washington is designated by the Veterans National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as a Regional Site for celebration of Veterans Day. The City of Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. For over 55 years, the parade has grown into one of the largest Veteran's parades in the United States of America.            

The purpose of Auburn's Veterans 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 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 parade typically includes 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 30+ high school marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units, honor guards and more. 

To participate in Auburn's Veterans Parade complete and return the official Parade Application. The parade has more applicants than it can permit to participate, and thus must select among the applicants those who will be able to participate. Approved applicants will be those that most closely meet the goals and purpose of Auburn's Veterans Parade.

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