Veterans Day

The Veterans Ceremony and Parade events for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please visit out Virtual Veterans Day Events webpage here to see what the City is doing for Veterans Day.
We hope to see you again in 2021 at these wonderful events!

Veterans Day Events
The City of Mill Creek is proud to honor veterans of the U. S.  Armed Forces and their many sacrifices with Veterans Day events, including: a Veterans Walk; commemorative ceremony; parade; military displays; and a car show.

The community honors the fallen at the Veterans MonumentCeremony at Veterans Monument
9:00 a.m.
Veterans Monument at Library Park, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek
This solemn event is a time to recognize those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We will honor veterans by era in which they have served. We also will hand out poppies, which reminds the community of the past sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans. The ceremony will include a welcome address from Mayor Pam Pruitt, prayer by Mill Creek Police Chaplain Nick Lewis, presenting of the colors and flag raising by Mill Creek Police Officer veterans, the laying of a wreath on the monument, and a bugler from Bugles Across America playing Taps.

An image of a WW2 veteran in the paradeVeterans Day Parade 
11 a.m.
Main Street in Mill Creek Town Center (between LA Fitness and City Hall (15024 Main St. to 15720 Main St.)
Parade Emcee & Participant Performance Area: Four way stop at Main St & 153rd St SE.
The parade is a jubilant, patriotic event with military and high school bands, color guards, vintage military vehicles, horses, community groups, veterans and tons of family fun. Bring a chair and arrive along the parade route early. This event is outdoors - so please dress accordingly.

The parade Grand Marshal is Command Sgt. Maj. Walter A. Tagalicud from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He's the senior enlisted ranking person on the base (i.e., the highest ranking enlisted person). He advises the commander on enlisted issues and helps manage the 20,000 troops stationed there. To be added to the parade participant list, select this link.

The list of current parade participants includes:
  • 1918 Tin Lizzie
  • 1923 Rickenbacker Coupe
  • 1934 Chevy Coupe Hot Rod
  • 1934 Ford pickup
  • 1942 Jeep GPW
  • 1942 Ford Jeep GPW with 82nd Airborne Markings
  • 1945 MB with 82nd Airborne Markings
  • 1945 Studebaker US6
  • 1951 Chevy Sedan Street Rod
  • 1952 Dodge Radio Command Truck
  • 1952 M34 Eager Beaver
  • 1961 Pontiac Ventura
  • 1st Corps Army Band
  • Air Force Recruiting
  • American Legion Post #127 Honor Guard
  • Bothell American Legion Post #127
  • Bruins Youth Cheer
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Community Transit Swift Bus w/ Veterans
  • Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol Color Guard
  • Cub Scouts - Boy Scouts of America
  • Cub Scouts - Boy Scouts of America Pack 91
  • DinoCrew Entertainment NW
  • Everett Public Schools NJROTC Color Guard
  • Evergreen State Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Walking Vets
  • Evergreen Tractor Club
  • Fire District 7 Aide Car
  • Fire District 7 Engine 73
  • Fire District 7 Honor Guard
  • Fire District 7 Ladder Company 72
  • Girl Scouts
  • Glacier Peak High School Marching Band
  • An image of a vintage car in the paradeGold Star Banners
  • Henry M. Jackson High School Cheer
  • Jet City Roller Derby
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Color Guard
  • Korean Conflict Jeep
  • Military Blazer
  • Mill Creek Kiwanis Club
  • Mill Creek Lions Club
  • Mill Creek Little League
  • Mill Creek Motor Unit
  • Mill Creek Chief of Police
  • Mill Creek “Old 410” Vintage Police Car
  • Mill Creek Police Patrol Car
  • Mill Creek Rotary
  • Navy Band Northwest
  • North Cascade Military Collector Club (tank)
  • North Creek HS Key Club
  • Overlake Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
  • Paine Field Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard
  • Pink Zebra Cheer
  • Puget Sound Honor Flight
  • Reflections School of Dance
  • Seattle Police Dept. Mounted Patrol Unit
  • Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (SERS)
  • Snohomish County Sheriff's Posse Horse Drill Team
  • Snohomish Pipes & Drums Band
  • South Snohomish Police Honor Guard
  • Vehicles of Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club (12)
  • Veteran Awards Riders
  • Washington State Patrol

Veterans Walk
With the help of the Veteran Advisory Committee, the City has expanded its Veterans Walk throughout Mill Creek. Mannequins borrowed from University Bookstore will be dressed in vintage military uniforms and displayed in local storefront windows the week before the annual Veterans Day events. Come and see the different eras that are represented!

An image of a family checking out military displaysMilitary Displays
Along the parade route down Main Street, there will be five tent displays of military memorabilia from the NW Veterans Museum, numerous displays from museums at Paine Field, and static vehicle displays.

Car Show
City Hall North Parking Lot, 15720 Main St.
After the parade is over, the many classic cars and antique military vehicles will move to the City Hall North parking lot, 15720 Main St., for a mini-car show.

AMVETS Post #2018 - Mill Creek veterans are currently organizing an American Veterans Post. the Post will be open to all active duty, reserve, retired and discharged veterans. If you would like more information on the post, please fill out this form and one of the members will contact you.