Bremerton Chamber proudly presents the

Kitsap Credit Union
75th Annual Armed Forces Day Festival

Armed Forces Day Parade

2022 Parade Results

Color Guard
Washington Youth Challenge Academy

Community Business
Navy Federal Credit Union

Community Business – Sponsor
Kitsap Credit Union

Community Float/Towed Display
Kitsap Yard Cards

Community Group
Sons, Daughters and Children of the American Revolution DAR

Community Youth Group
Washington Youth Challenge Academy

High School Drill Team
Bremerton High School

High School NJROTC Drill Team
South Kitsap High School

Marching Band – High School
South Kitsap High School

Marching Band – Middle School
Ridgetop Middle School

Military Band
Navy Band Northwest

Military Float/Towed Display
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport

Military Unit
Navy Region Northwest Fire & Emergency Services Ladder 28 Firetruck

Veteran’s Unit
Marine Corps League Detachment 531

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.