The Auburn Veterans Day Parade is the largest and generally considered the best Veterans Day celebration in the western half of the country. For any veterans who are interested in riding in the Auburn Veterans Day Parade here is the information.
Bud Dyer is the main contact person for the "NW Veterans Motorcycle Riders Group" and a former Marine. For those that don't know, this is just what they call their parade entry, there is no real organization by this name. There is a standing invitation to all active military and veteran motorcycle riders to ride in the parade with their parade group. The group will be forming up at the intersection of East Main St. and L St NE in Auburn. The Main Street Market is on the NE corner of that intersection.
A map to the staging area area can be found here:
The parade starts at 11:00am so arriving any time before that is OK.
The Vietnam Veterans Traveling Tribute (The Traveling Wall) will also be in Auburn at the Veterans Memorial Park from Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. through Tuesday, November 14, until 9 a.m.. To get to the Park turn East on Park Ave. off Auburn Way N.. The parade group will prodeed to Veterans Memorial Park immediately after the parade.
A map to the entrance of the Auburn Veterans Memorial Park can be found here:
Here is a link to the Auburn Veterans Day Observances web page:
The Veterans Administration is encouraging all veterans to wear their ribbons or medals in public on Veterans Day to enhance public awareness of the many veterans who have served their country. To any veteran or active military person who may read this post, welcome home and I thank you for your service to our nation!