Veterans Day events in and around Seattle
A list of selected parades, ceremonies, activities and discounts for veterans on Veterans Day 2012.
A partial list of Veterans Day events in the Greater Seattle area.
Veterans Day Parade
SAT Veterans Remembrance Ceremony, 9:45 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E St. N.E., Auburn; parade with military flyover, honor guards, veterans units, 11 a.m. Saturday, west on Main Street from E Street Southeast to A Street Northwest, Auburn; Military Display and Exhibit Showcase, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, downtown Auburn (www.auburnwa.gov).
Seattle Veterans Museum
SAT-MON Displays to honor U.S. service members and veterans; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, west side of Benaroya Hall behind the Remembrance Garden, Second Avenue between Union and University Streets, Seattle; free, donations welcome (425-949-8821 or www.seattleveteransmuseum.org).
Veterans Day, Museum of Flight
SUN Patriotic music, speakers, color guard, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17, free for U.S. veterans and current military personnel (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Veterans Day, University of Washington
SUN Ceremony including recognition of Herb Bridge, first recipient of new Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award, Husky Marching Band, 11 a.m., Medal of Honor Memorial, Memorial Way; reception, 11:30 a.m., Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle (myuw.washington.edu/cal). Veterans Day, Woodland Park Zoo
SUN Free admission to active, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel with ID and their spouses and $5 off regular zoo admission for up to four accompanying family members, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8.50-$11.75 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Veterans Appreciation Day, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
SUN Free admission to all veterans and active U.S. military with ID, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6.25-$14.50 (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
Veterans Day, Flying Heritage Collection
SUN Free admission for veterans and active duty military, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $8-$12 (flyingheritage.com).
Veterans Day Car Wash
SUN Free "Bear Essential" tunnel washes for current or former members of the military, Sunday at 42 Brown Bear Car Wash regional locations (www.brownbear.com).
Future of Flight Aviation Center honors veterans
SUN-MON Free admission to all U.S. and Canadian military veterans and active duty military with ID, including free Boeing tours on space-available basis, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., last tour at 3 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; $9-$18 (425-438-8100 or www.futureofflight.org).
Veterans Day Memorial Celebration
MON Flag placement at each veteran marker, volunteers needed, 7 a.m.; music, 10:30 a.m., service, 11 a.m. Monday, Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-362-5200 or www.washelli.com).
Veterans Day, Seattle Children's Museum
MON Learn how veterans help keep us safe, add to community art project, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6.50-$7.50 (206-576-2322 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org).
Veterans Day Celebration, Shoreline
MON Program honoring veterans, 2 p.m. Monday, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline (cityofshoreline.com).
Veterans Day Tour, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery
MON Local historians lead tour of more than 400 veterans interred dating back to the Civil War, 1 p.m. Monday, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-776-1543 or cemetery.edmondswa.gov).
Veterans Day, Imagine Children's Museum
MON Activities to honor veterans, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ROTC presentation of the colors and music, 1 p.m. Monday, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $9, free admission for veterans (425-258-1006 or www.imaginecm.org).
ONGOING Free tickets available year around for a variety of local and national events for veterans, active military and their families, and next of kin of military members killed in action, sign up at www.vettix.org/signup.php.
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie, Seattle Times staff