SAN ANTONIO -

The San Antonio River Walk appeared red, white and blue Saturday night, as the Paseo Del Rio Association hosted its second annual America's Armed Forces River Parade.

The parade was held on Armed Forces Day to honor the men and women of the armed forces, both active and retired.

San Antonio native Ruben Barron, who brought his wife to the parade on Saturday said it's a way that they could show their support for the troops.

"We are very patriotic, my wife and I," said Barron. "So, it was a no-brainer, just come out here and enjoy everybody, enjoy the moment."

This is the second year for the one of a kind parade with 25 professionally decorated floats, featuring all branches of the military, including veterans and military support groups.

"With everything going on, it's very important to support the military," said Micaela Olivo, a volunteer at the parade. "It's very important to support what we have locally also."

America's Armed Forces Parade is held in San Antonio or "Military City, U.S.A." and for Army trainee Zachary Rowley, he said the parade is something that's greatly appreciated.

"I think it's awesome," said Rowley. "I mean this is Military City. They really support it. I think this would be a great place to be stationed."