Here’s to the vets

Auburn will again be at the center of salutes to America’s military members during the city’s Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 7.
Now in its 50th year, the event has grown into one of the largest Veterans Day parades since it started in 1965. This year’s procession will include 200-plus units and more than 5,500 participants, including high school marching bands, veterans’ units and honor guards. Organizers say so many groups ask to participate that some must be turned away to keep the size manageable.
Starting at 11 a.m., the parade will follow a one-mile route weste along Main Street to A Street Northwest.
The event is designated by the Veterans Day National Committee as as a regional site for for celebrations of Veterans Day.
Other Veterans Day events are scheduled for:
• Tacoma: Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. at War Memorial Park, Sixth and MacArthur.
• Puyallup: Tribue and concert, Nov. 8, 1 p.m., Pioneer Park Pavilion. No charge.
• ‘Service Ink: Veterans’ Tattoos and Their Stories:’ Exhibit through Nov. 15 at White River Valley Museum in Auburn, 918 H St. SE., celebrates the stories behind service-related tattoos of military members. Information:, 253-288-7437.

Veterans of all ages participate and are honored during Auburn's annual Veterans Day Parade.
Veterans of all ages participate and are honored during Auburn’s annual Veterans Day Parade.