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Veterans Day events

Veterans Day events are scheduled through the South Sound this weekend and are listed chronologically.


 • A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a half-scale traveling wall, is on display in Auburn’s Memorial Park. It is a replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C. The traveling wall is on display at the park, 411 E St. NE, through Monday. For more information, call 253-931-3043.


 • Auburn’s 48th annual Veterans Day parade begins at 11 a.m. The mile-long route travels along Main Street to A Street NW. More than 200 military, veteran and government organizations are scheduled to participate. The grand marshal is Brent King, past president of the Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. For more information, call 253-931-3052 or go to auburn.

 • Pacific Lutheran University is hosting a veterans resource fair featuring services for job seekers, housing assistance, support groups and legal assistance. It will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Scandinavian Cultural Center & Anderson University Center, Suite 133 at the university, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. For more information, call 253-272-6824.


 • The city of Puyallup is displaying 14 military-related paintings by artist Chris Hopkins in Gallery 3 at City Hall. The exhibition will include artwork featuring the Tuskegee Airmen. The paintings can be seen Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and Monday from 2-5 p.m. Gallery 3 is at 333 S. Meridian. For more information, call 253-604-4683 or go to

 • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is offering free admission to current military service members and veterans and half-price off general admission to their immediate family members Sunday and Monday. For more information, go to


 • Pacific Lutheran University’s Veterans Day observance will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Mary Baker Russell Center, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. PLU also is organizing shuttles to the American Legion Post No. 2 Veterans Day breakfast in Parkland from the campus. The shuttles start driving at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call 253-535-8399.

 • Tacoma’s Veterans Day observance is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. in War Memorial Park at Sixth Avenue and MacArthur Street. Call 253-752-7722 for more information.

 • Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Carter and 7th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza will be featured speakers at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park’s Veterans Day observance, 11111 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle. For more information, call 206-363-5200.

 • The Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent will host a Veterans Day observance beginning at 11 a.m. Speakers include Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander of United States Navy Region Northwest, and U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert. The cemetery is located at 18600 Southeast 240th St., Kent. For more information, call 425-413-9614.

 • The state Capitol will open for the Thurston County Veterans Council’s Veterans Day observance. The ceremony begins with music inside the Capitol rotunda at 10:30 a.m. A full ceremony follows at 11 a.m. Call 360-789-2202 for more information.

 • Puyallup’s Veterans Day observance will feature an Army jazz band and remarks by Tommie Lamb, a veteran of the Tuskegee Airmen. The observance is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in Pioneer Park at the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and Meridian. For more information, call 253-230-5055.

 • The Washington Soldiers Home will host an observance at 2 p.m. It is located at 1301 Orting Kapowsin Hwy in Orting. For more information, call 360-893-4511.

 • The Olympia/Tumwater Foundation is dedicating its Veterans Day observance to George Narozonick, an Olympia sailor and D-Day veteran. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at Tumwater Falls Park. For more information, call 360-943-2455.