Veterans Day Parade Set for Monday on Yakima Avenue
The annual Veterans Day Parade is set for Monday, Veterans Day in downtown Yakima. The Grand Marshal will be Chuck Austin, a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The parade, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 379, starts at 10:45 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Yakima Avenue and 6th Street. The parade will travel west on Yakima Avenue to 6th Avenue where marchers will turn south. The parade will end about a half-block east of the VFW - Post 379 building, located at 118 S. 5th Avenue. The parade is expected to end at 12:30 p.m.
750 people and 50 vehicles are expected to be involved in the parade.
According to a news release from the city "no parking will be allowed on Yakima Avenue between 6th Street and 6th Avenue from 8:45 am on November 11th until the parade is completed. Cars parked along that portion of Yakima Avenue during that time will be subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.
Yakima Avenue will be closed to motorized traffic from 6th Avenue to 6th Street. Naches Avenue will be closed from Yakima Avenue to Walnut Street."
The Grand Marshal, Chuck Austin was also honored earlier this year when the Yakima Housing Authority named the former Marine Armory Center on Tahoma Avenue the Chuck Austin Place Veterans Supportive Housing and Services Center. The facility is set to open in August of 2020.