Saturday, November 11th, 2018 VHPA members marched in the Auburn Veterans Parade in downtown Auburn. Dan Fox has spent considerable time and electricity to create another video of the parade. You can view it here. Photographs and videos were shot by your webmaster/photographer William Vaughn.
This is the largest Veterans parade in the Western USA, which includes many veterans groups, active and reserve military units, old military vehicles, high school marching bands and ROTC drill teams from all over the Northwest.
8:00 AM –(Optional) Breakfast ($5) hosted by the American Legion at Auburn Senior Center, 808 Ninth Street SE, Auburn WA 98071. From Hwy 18 take Auburn Way S exit, turn left onto Auburn Way S. At next stop light, at the intersection of F Street and 9th SE, turn left and proceed two blocks east to Auburn Senior Center next to Les Grove Park.
9:30 AM – VHPAWA Check-in. Proceed north on F Street to our “Holding Area” at the corner of H Street SE and E. Main in downtown Auburn. We will conduct a brief chapter meeting and form up adjacent to the restored UH-1H Huey provided by Olympia Flight Museum. New members are encouraged to attend and march with us.
11:00AM Parade commences – 1:00PM Parade ends.
Suggested attire: VHPA-WA Jackets and shirts, VHPA-WA caps or former military unit caps, khaki or tan trousers. We may not all be in uniform, but let’s look sharp and be proud of our service. American flags will be handed out for the march down Main Street. Those unable to march may ride in the Huey or in the truck towing it.
For more info call Pat Staeheli (253) 859-4185. (firstname.lastname@example.org)