Team Goodfellow teams up with San Angelo for Veterans Day

SAN ANGELO, Texas – A local veteran waves from a float during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. San Angelo’s All Veterans Council and Team Goodfellow hosted the Veteran’s Day Parade as a big thank you to those who served our country. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas – A local veteran waves from a float during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. San Angelo’s All Veterans Council and Team Goodfellow hosted the Veteran’s Day Parade as a big thank you to those who served our country. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas – Children from San Angelo cheer during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Team Goodfellow and the San Angelo community came together to march, walk, and cheer in celebration of America’s veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas – Children from San Angelo cheer during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Team Goodfellow and the San Angelo community came together to march, walk, and cheer in celebration of America’s veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas – An American veteran waves a flag as he drives his vehicle during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Volunteers from all over the San Angelo community volunteered to participate in the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas – An American veteran waves a flag as he drives his vehicle during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Volunteers from all over the San Angelo community volunteered to participate in the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Central High School band performs during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. The high school band members marched alongside military service members to honor military veterans on Veteran’s Day. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Central High School band performs during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. The high school band members marched alongside military service members to honor military veterans on Veteran’s Day. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo community members cheer as the parade goes by during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. The San Angelo community and Team Goodfellow hosted the parade to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice to the country. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo community members cheer as the parade goes by during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. The San Angelo community and Team Goodfellow hosted the parade to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice to the country. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Military members and their families march in a family flight during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. The military family flight was an opportunity to recognize family members for their role in Team Goodfellow’s success. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Military members and their families march in a family flight during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. The military family flight was an opportunity to recognize family members for their role in Team Goodfellow’s success. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Bell, retired, reads a flyer during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Bell said the community and Goodfellow have a great growing relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Bell, retired, reads a flyer during the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Bell said the community and Goodfellow have a great growing relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Green Knights’ motorcycles rest after the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic San Angelo. The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club, which consists of active duty military and retired veterans, came out to show their support during the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Green Knights’ motorcycles rest after the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic San Angelo. The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club, which consists of active duty military and retired veterans, came out to show their support during the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas— Airman 1st Class Matthew Karnes, 316th Training Squadron student and guidon bearer, stands with the rest of his flight before the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Karnes volunteered for Veteran’s Day Parades for the last six years.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas— Airman 1st Class Matthew Karnes, 316th Training Squadron student and guidon bearer, stands with the rest of his flight before the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Karnes volunteered for Veteran’s Day Parades for the last six years. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Joint Service Color Guard from Goodfellow Air Force Base led the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. The city hosted its tenth annual parade in honor of those serving and those who have served our country. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)
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SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Joint Service Color Guard from Goodfellow Air Force Base led the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. The city hosted its tenth annual parade in honor of those serving and those who have served our country. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A member from the Central High School marching band dances as the drum line plays before the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Over 500 members from Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteered to march in the parade to show support. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)
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SAN ANGELO, Texas — A member from the Central High School marching band dances as the drum line plays before the Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 9 in historic downtown San Angelo. Over 500 members from Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteered to march in the parade to show support. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Team Goodfellow and the San Angelo community came together to march, walk and cheer in the Veterans Day Parade in historic downtown San Angelo Nov. 9.

This year's Veterans Day Parade included over 500 active duty military and retirees representing all the service branches, bands from local schools, Angelo State University ROTC, Junior ROTC from the local high schools, Boys and Girls Scout organizations.

Volunteers flooded the streets, passing out miniature American flags, directing traffic and even marching in the flights.

Airman 1st Class Matthew Karnes, 316th Training Squadron student and guidon bearer, volunteered to lead his flight through the parade.

"Volunteering to march in this parade is a good opportunity to thank all those who came before us," said Karnes. "The veterans before me gave me the freedom to live freely in America."

People from all over Concho Valley and the base shook hands and said thank you to the veterans who served in the past and who serve today.