Bremerton Chamber proudly presents the

Kitsap Credit Union
75th Annual Armed Forces Day Festival


Armed Forces Day Parade
10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022 | Entry Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022

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Parade Grand Marshall

Parade Grand Marshall

VADM Johnny R Wolfe,
Director Strategic Systems Programs

2022 Armed Forces Day Parade Grand Marshall Announced

The Bremerton Chamber is honored to announce the Parade Grand Marshall for the 2022 Armed Forces Day Parade, Vice Admiral Johnny R. Wolfe.

VADM Johnny R. Wolfe is a Texas native and was promoted to Vice Admiral on May 4, 2018 and assumed the duties as Director, Strategic Systems Programs.

Wolfe’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with gold star, Navy Achievement Medal with three gold stars, Air Force Achievement Medal and various other service awards.

Parade Entry Applications &
General Information

Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade

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Parade Entry Application with Rules/Fees/General Information

Entry Fees

  • General Entries including 501(c)(3) Non-Profits, Non-Military Government Entries, Youth Organizations, Equestrian Units, Floats/Towed Displays, Vehicles (including motorcycles) please include a $25.00 check payble to Bremerton Chamber of Commerce along with your completed application.
  • Commercial/Business Entries: Please include a $150 check payable to Bremerton Chamber of Commerce along with your completed application.
  • There is no charge for military (active or reserve) units, veteran units, school bands or ROTC/Sea Cadet units.
  • We invite you to submit your Parade Entry application by completing the form provided on this page. Once your online application is received, a representative from the Chamber will contact you to confirm details and payment information. You can also complete the paper application.

Payment

  • Payment by check.  Please mail check to the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce at 409 Pacific Avenue Suite 207, Bremerton, WA 98337
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Bremerton Honors our Armed Forces

History of the Armed Forces Day Festival and Parade in Bremerton

In I948, the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce organized a parade honoring Bremertonian John “Bud” Hawk after he was presented with the Medal of Honor for his heroism in World War II. The next year in 1949 Armed Forces Day became a national holiday honoring all branches of service. The Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade has been running ever since and is the largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. Bremerton Chamber of Commerce member businesses, like Parade Title Sponsor Kitsap Credit Union, step up to support the parade and contribute their time as well as their financial contributions. It’s truly a community effort.

Every year 20,000 people come to Bremerton and line the streets to celebrate our local armed forces. They want to acknowledge the service of this all too often overlooked part of our community and to say thank you…just as the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce has done since 1948!

Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade
Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade

For more than 70 years, the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce hosted an annual parade to celebrate the men and women of the United States Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day.  Our community is deeply intertwined with our nation’s military and our culture has been enriched by the generations of service members who have called our city home.