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Armed Forces Day Parade winners

(Left) The streets of downtown Bremerton were filled with spectators for the parade Saturday, which is now in its 61st year.  -
(Left) The streets of downtown Bremerton were filled with spectators for the parade Saturday, which is now in its 61st year.
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The Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the results of the 61st annual American Financial Solutions Armed Forces Day Parade May 16.

This year’s parade featured 150 entries. The Washington State Gold Star Mothers were recognized with the People’s Choice Award for their moving tribute. This was the first time the Gold Star Mothers have participated in the Armed Forces Day Parade.

Parade winners may pick up their awards at the Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce, 286 Fourth St., Bremerton or contact the Chamber at (360) 479-3579 or chamber@bremertonchamber.org to make other arrangements.

1. Sweepstakes Award (Best Float) — Harrison Medical Center

2. Grand Marshal’s Award (Best Veteran’s Unit) — Vietnam Era River Boat Patrol — Gamewardens of Vietnam

3. Mayor’s Award (Best Towed Display) — “Torpedo Town USA” Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport

4. Festival Award (Judges’ Choice) — Bremerton High School – all entries

5. People’s Award (Crowd Favorite) — Washington State Gold Star Mothers

6. Freedom Award (Best Military Unit-Active or Reserve) — Marine Corps Security Force Honor Platoon and Bearcat Security Team

7. High School Bands (AAAA) — First Place: South Kitsap High School; Second Place: Bremerton High School

8. High School Bands (AAA) — First Place: Olympic High School

9. High School Bands (AA) — First Place: Kingston High School; Second Place: Klahowya Secondary School

10. High School Drum Major — First Place: Bremerton High School; Second Place: South Kitsap High School

11. High School Flag Corps — First Place: Bremerton High School; Second Place: Central Kitsap High School

12. High School Drill Teams — First Place: Bremerton High School

13. Junior High School Bands — First Place: Ridgetop Junior High School;

Second Place: Kingston Middle School

14. Junior High School Flag Corps — First Place: Lakeside Middle School – Nine Mile Falls, Spokane; Second Place: Kingston Middle School

15. Junior High School Drill Team — First Place: Kingston Middle School; Second Place: Ridgetop Junior High School

16. JROTC/Sea Cadet Unit — First Place: Snohomish High School Marine Corps JROTC

Mounted Color Guard; Second Place: South Kitsap High School NJROTC Armed Drill

Team

17. Best Non-Military Color Guard — Bremerton Police Department

18. Best Youth Organization — Northwest Junior Rodeo Association

19. Best Civilian Vehicle Unit — Kitsap Mustang Club

20. Best Equestrian Unit — Kitsap County Sheriff’s Posse

21. Best Vintage Military Vehicle — Washington Civil War Association

22. Best Vintage Agricultural Equipment — American Legion Post No. 149

23. Best Community Band — Mountain View Fiddlers

24. Best Motorcycle Group — Combat Veterans International Chapter No. 5

61st annual American Financial Solutions Armed Forces Day Parade

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