PORT TOWNSEND — Something old, something new, something borrowed, something pink.
From veterans to newlyweds, the 67th annual Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade on Saturday will carry out this year’s festival theme, “Magnificent Memories.”
The parade starts uptown on Lawrence Street at the Fire Station, goes east on Lawrence to Monroe, down Monroe to Water Street, and three blocks to Taylor Street.
The pre-parade excitement starts at 12:30 p.m. with the Tenino Motorcycle Drill Team performing in the streets.
At 1 p.m., color guards from the Navy and the American Legion will be preceded by police cars and fire trucks with sirens blaring in honor of those killed Sept. 11 in the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
This year’s grand marshal theme coincides with Fort Worden’s Centennial Celebration, which continues through Sunday .
Grand marshals include 25 veterans once stationed at the fort, Juvenile Treatment Center Director Gus Lindquist and state park managers Glen Bellerud and Jim Farmer.
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