The many military-themed entrants of the annual Armed Forces Day Parade draw 25,000-30,000 people every year.                                Michelle Beahm / 2017 file photo

The many military-themed entrants of the annual Armed Forces Day Parade draw 25,000-30,000 people every year. Michelle Beahm / 2017 file photo

71st annual Armed Forces Day Parade is May 19

Parade draws 25,000-30,000 people every year.

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.

For more information, visit www.bremertonchamber.org/pages/ArmedForcesDayParade.

The annual Armed Forces Day Parade features members from all branches of the military.                                Michelle Beahm / 2017 file photo

The annual Armed Forces Day Parade features members from all branches of the military. Michelle Beahm / 2017 file photo

The annual parade honors all active-duty, reserve, retired and veteran members of the United States military.                                Michelle Beahm / 2017 file photo

The annual parade honors all active-duty, reserve, retired and veteran members of the United States military. Michelle Beahm / 2017 file photo

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