Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day National Committee once again designated
West Richland as a Regional Site for the 2022 Veterans Day Parade!

2022 Veterans Affairs Regional Site Veterans Day Parade

Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Location: Downtown West Richland

Parade Start Time: 9:30 am

Over the past 18 years, the West Richland Chamber has been able to secure the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Site designation from Washington DC. West Richland is one of only three cities in Washington state and the only one put on by a Chamber of Commerce with this Regional Site distinction. In fact, West Richland Chamber hosts the only designated Regional Site Veterans Days Parade east of the mountains!

 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selects the regional sites each year for the Veterans Day Commemoration.

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs notifies the governor of our selection to encourage support of our Veterans Day activities.

 

Since 1999, this event has grown over the years to have 100+ entries, with over 1,200 people in the parade.

More than 3,000+ people attend the parade each November. Please join us to celebrate our Veterans.

 

We ask the local community to support our local Veterans and their families by entering our regional celebration.  There are also sponsorship opportunities available for businesses.

Following the parade, there is a Chili Feed hosted by Combat Veterans International. Profits from the Chili Feed help provide new flags for the monuments around this region.

Would you like to be in the Parade?
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If you are interested in helping to Sponsor this years Veterans Day Parade,
please email the Chamber here or call us (509) 967-0521 for an application.

Banners are provided by West Richland Chamber.
We have 3 Banner styles that your company can select from!
A look at past Veterans Day Parades:
Veterans Day Parade 2021: 
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Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, and spectators who made the Veteran's Day Parade such a success!

Winners are:

Business/Non-Profit - Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local Union 598 & Time of Remembrance

Marching Band - Pasco High School

Marching Band & Color Guard

Marching Group - Kennewick High School

Air Force Junior ROTC

Equestrian - Paul Williams 

Dog Group - Sit Means Sit Training

Tri-Cities & The Go Team

Boy/Girl Scouts - Blue Mountain Council

Cub Scouts 252

Motorcycles - Combat Veterans

Association 11-6

Cars - Pacific Northwest Mustang Club

Other - VFW Color Guard Richland/West Richland

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Thank you to all who supported the West Richland Chamber of Commerce with each purchase of tickets sold. This year’s winner of the 1950 Harley Davidson Model El Custom is Rick Laughridge.

Veterans Day Parade 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Veterans Day Parade! It was a privilege for the West Richland Chamber of Commerce to host an event that honors those who serve. We would like to extend a big thank you to Rudy Webster for being our 2019 Grand Marshall. Thank you Rudy for your many years of service to our country.

Congratulations to our 2019 Parade Winners!

Grand Prize

  • Plumbers & Steam Fitters / Time of Remembrance

First Prize Winners

  • Benton Franklin Fair & Horse Heaven Round Up Rodeo Queen Lexy

  • Hanford High School Marching Band & Color Guard with Chief Joseph Middle School Marching Band

  • Rosemary K Corn with her Pony Wagon & 2 mini carts

  • Sit Means Sit Dog Training

  • Knights of Columbus

  • 1956 Chevy Bel Air Jim Wagon

We are happy to see everyone attend the chili feed following the parade at Flat Top Park Pavilion. Thank you to Combat Veterans International Chapter 56 for hosting the chili feed.

Also at Flat Top Park Pavilion, the raffle drawing for the Vintage Harley Davidson 1978 FXE HD was conducted. The amazing motorcycle was built by Bruce Hines of Tri-City Cycle Works. Combat Veterans International Chapter 3 pulled the winning ticket number 2833. Congrats to our winner, Lawrence!