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56th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance

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One of the largest Veterans Parades west of the Mississippi! The mile-long Veterans Parade proceeds west on Main Street from E Street SE to A Street NW. This year's event will commence at 11:00am sharp with a flyover from a C-17 Globetrotter III from McChord Air Force Base.

You'll be in for a big surprise at 11:15am, as the King County Sherriff's Office is scheduled to fly their UH-1 'Huey' helicopter, Guardian2 low over the parade route. Spectators can also expect to see numerous marching bands, including America's First Corps Band from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Navy Band Northwest. Be on the lookout for 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. View the parade line-up HERE

Spectators are advised to arrive early, bring a folding chair, a flag, their best salute and plenty of tissue. A handful of Food Vendors will be available on South Division Street, along with our media partners, Talk Radio 570 KVI, KOMO News Radio AM 1000/97.7 FM and KOMO 4. Parade emcees, Lee Stoll and Theron Zahn of KOMO 4 will be located at the corner of Main and Division. Denise Whitaker and Preston Phillips will provide shortened emcee comments at the corner of Main and B Street NE. 

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