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JBLM supports Veterans Day observances throughout the region

A thank you to the surrounding communities

Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord march in the Auburn Veterans Day Parade in 2016. Photo credit: Northwest Guardian 2016

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord will support more than 40 Veterans Day events hosted by schools, veterans groups and other organizations in local communities through Nov. 12.

Various units across the base are providing guest speakers, equipment displays, musicians and color guards.

Each year, JBLM senior leaders make Veterans Day a priority as a way to say thank you to people and communities who do so much throughout the year to support servicemembers and their families.

Soldiers and airmen will participate in Veterans Day programs at 15 local schools, three churches, more than 12 community/civic organizations and three parades.

The following is a list of major, remaining Veterans Day public events JBLM servicemembers will take part in. This list is not all-inclusive of every Veterans Day program JBLM will participate in.

  • Mill Creek Veterans Day Parade, Mill Creek, Saturday, 10 a.m., I Corps senior leader grand marshal, a joint service honor guard and America's I Corps Band
  • Auburn Veterans Day Parade, Auburn, Saturday, 11 a.m., 446th Airlift Wing will have a C-17 flyover, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron will have an aeromedical evacuation static display, 189th Infantry Brigade supports with color guard, marching unit and military vehicle
  • Lough Legacy Veterans Day Parade, Vancouver, Saturday, 9 a.m., 7th Infantry Division senior leader as parade reviewing officer
  • University of Washington Veterans Day Event, Seattle, Sunday, 11 a.m., guest speaker and a 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command senior leader
  • City of Tenino War Memorial Dedication, Tenino, Sunday, 10 a.m., guest speaker, I Corps senior leader, America's I Corps Band and I Corps Honor Guard
  • Washington State Capitol Rotunda Veterans Day and World War I Centennial Event, Olympia, Sunday, 10:30 a.m., guest speaker and 7th Infantry Division senior leader
  • Evergreen Washelli Cemetery Veterans Day Event, Seattle, Monday, 11 a.m., guest speaker and 62nd Airlift Wing senior leader
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