The 2013 Armed Forces Torchlight Parade will be held on Saturday evening, May 18, 2013. Take a look back at the Lilac Parade through the years.
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A huge crowd that packs Riverside Avenue for the Armed Forces Day Lilac Parade in 1952.
Smokey the Bear helps promote the “Keep Washington Green” campaign during the Lilac Parade in 1955. “Keep Green” began in Washington state in 1940 as a fire safety campaign. Smokey the Bear won best non-commercial float in the parade.
Spokane’s Lilac queen, Zanie McMillan, 17, waves to the crown during the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday May 20, 2006.
Eva Kenney wears traditional clothing from Peru while marching with Latinas de Spokane (Latin Women of Spokane) in the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 18, 2007.