Here’s our list of Veteran’s Day parades and other commemorative events in Seattle and around the Puget Sound region.
For free Veteran’s Day meals and freebies, see our list of Veterans Day free meals and shopping discounts.
About Veteran’s Day
World War I unofficially ended when the Allied nations and Germany agreed to a an armistice or cease fire on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Officially, the “war to end all wars” ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day, observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution making it an annual observance. And in 1938, Veteran’s Day became a federal holiday to honor American veterans of all wars.
Auburn Veterans Day Parade
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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. The City of Auburn is also proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. Get all the details for the Auburn Veterans Parade.
Auburn hosts the Puget Sound regions biggest Veterans parade every year on Saturday on or before Veterans Day, November 11. It’s a full day beginning with a pancake breakfast, cermonial lighting of the flame, military exhibits, and a huuuuuuuuuuge parade.
More info on our Auburn Veterans parade page.
Mill Creek Veterans Day Commemoration & Parade
A Veterans Day Ceremony takes place every year in Mill Creek on November 11 at the Veterans Monument in Library Park to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
The ceremony is followed by the Veteran’s Day Parade in Mill Creek Town Center, a jubilant, patriotic event with military and high school bands, color guards, vintage military vehicles, horses, community groups, veterans and tons of family fun. Bring a chair and arrive along the parade route early. This event is outdoors – so please dress accordingly. More info: http://millcreektourism.com/veteransday
Many other cities and organizations host commemorative events, such as flag ceremonies, wreath laying, music, and speeches. Find these in the calendar below.
Calendar of Veteran’s Day Events
If nothing is listed below, there are no upcoming Veteran’s Day events in our calendar. We begin updating Veteran’s Day event in October.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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