One of the largest Veterans Day parades west of the Mississippi returns to Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 11.
The 58th annual Veterans Parade and Observance begins at 11 a.m. sharp in downtown Auburn with a flyover from a C-17 Globemaster III by the 446th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Proceeding from there west along Main Street from E Street Southeast to A Street Northwest, there will be numerous bright shinies for spectators to spectate, including America’s First Corps Band from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, antique military vehicles, honor guards and ROTC Units, military marching units, veteran marching groups, drill teams, community and scouting groups, as well as numerous motorcycle clubs, antique car clubs and more.
You’ll be in for a big surprise around 11:10 a.m., as the King County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to fly its UH-1H ‘Huey’ helicopter, Guardian 2, low over the parade route.
Spectators are advised to arrive early, bring a folding chair, a flag, their best salute and plenty of tissues.
A handful of food vendors will be available on South Division Street. The event will be featured on Talk Radio 570 KVI, Northwest Newsradio AM 1000/97.7 FM and STAR 101.5. Parade emcees Lee Stoll and Theron Zahn of KOMO 4 will be at the corner of Main and Division. Curt Kruse and Jen Pirak from STAR 101.5 will provide shortened emcee comments at the corner of Main and B Street NE.