UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
This year the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Waco was the largest it's been since it started.
About 3,000 participants marched from 13th Street down Austin Avenue to Waco City Hall.
Along with veterans, 11 high school bands, cheerleaders and Junior ROTC programs crowded the street to all those who attended.
Everyone was proud to be paying their respects for those who make such sacrifices.
"I'm not sure there is anything more important than our veterans... And how we take care of them and pay our respects for what they've done that we can sit here and have a parade and that we have all the freedoms that we have, we're very thankful, and you want to give back, anyway you can," one man said.
"I had lots of uncles that fought and died in WWII and I feel honored to come over and honor them for their contribution to our freedoms that we have in this nation," one veteran said.
From the youngest, to the young at heart, hundreds of families from all over Central Texas came to celebrate at the Veterans Day Parade.
Even as the largest event yet, the parade went off without a noticeable hitch as it honored all our veterans, active duty military and their families.