BREMERTON — The 71st annual Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 in downtown Bremerton.
This parade is the largest and longest-running armed forces parade in the United States. The parade draws, on average, 25,000-30,000 people from Western Washington and features entries from Eastern Washington and Oregon.
The parade also includes all branches of the military, law enforcement, firefighters, pageant queens, car clubs, and junior- and high-school marching bands.
The parade is part of an all-day event that also includes the Puget Sound Energy “heroes barbeque,” which provides a free hot dog, chips and soda to active-duty, reserve, retired and veteran service personnel.