San Angelo hosts 13th annual Veterans Day Parade

Goodfellow Air Force Base service members march in formation during the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. This was the 13th time the Tom Green County’s All Veterans Council hosted the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose /Released)

Goodfellow Air Force Base service members march in formation during the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. This was the 13th time the Tom Green County’s All Veterans Council hosted the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose /Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. John Travieso, 17th Contracting Squadron Commander, watches the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. Travieso marched near the beginning of the parade and finished with enough time to watch the rest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. John Travieso, 17th Contracting Squadron Commander, watches the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. Travieso marched near the beginning of the parade and finished with enough time to watch the rest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen eat lunch after the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. Airmen from various squadrons on Goodfellow Air Force Base supported the parade by marching in formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen eat lunch after the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. Airmen from various squadrons on Goodfellow Air Force Base supported the parade by marching in formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released)

The Goodfellow Air Force Base Joint Service Color Guard marches in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. Service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard participated to support the city. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose /Released)

The Goodfellow Air Force Base Joint Service Color Guard marches in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. Service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard participated to support the city. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose /Released)

Goodfellow Air Force Base Airmen march in formation during the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. The parade featured veterans, active duty, marching bands and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Goodfellow Air Force Base Airmen march in formation during the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. The parade featured veterans, active duty, marching bands and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Goodfellow Air Force Base Airmen march in formation during the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. The parade featured veterans, active duty, marching bands and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Goodfellow Air Force Base Airmen march in formation during the Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 5, 2016. The parade featured veterans, active duty, marching bands and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Civilians and Goodfellow Air Force Base service members participated in the 13th annual Tom Green County’s All Veterans Council Annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Angelo Nov. 5.

“It’s amazing to be a part of this,” said Airman 1st Class Patrick Tobias, 17th Communications Squadron client systems technician. “Being in the front of the pack as Honor Guard and seeing all the support felt amazing.”

The parade started at 11 a.m. and featured active duty service members from the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps as well as veterans from OPERATION Iraqi Freedom, OPERATION Enduring Freedom, Vietnam, Korea and World War II.

“I didn’t expect such a huge turn out from the community,” said Tobias. “It just shows that they really love us here.”

The parade also featured the San Angelo Police and Fire Departments, local school bands and ROTC groups in addition to celebrating local veterans.

“It means a lot that the community can come together to show support,” said Sgt. Cade Solsbery, San Angelo Police Department traffic division. “We have a lot of veterans in town who have served previously that have a connection with this parade.”

The parade is a reminder of the sacrifices everybody in the military have to go through and it helps renew that, said Solsbery.