Floats light up San Antonio during Fiesta Flambeau 'night' Parade

By Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart and Staff Sgt. Corey BaltosApril 29, 2013

SAN ANTONIO " Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV cheers on the well-wishers during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade April 27 as the crowd sings "Happy Birthday" to his son, Hudson, who turned 10. Saturday marked the 65th anniversary of San Antonio's premiere night-time parade with a tribute and theme "Celebrating San Antonio." The parade is one of the largest illuminated parades in the United States with an estimated 700,000 spectators along the parade route and another 1.5 million watching on television. Caldwell is the commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. He was accompanied by his wife, Stephanie, and son, Hudson, in their carriage.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO " Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV cheers on the well-wishers during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade April 27 as the crowd sings "Happy Birthday" to his son, Hudson, who turned 10. Saturday marked the 65th anniversary of San Antonio's premiere night-time parade with a tribute and theme "Celebrating San Antonio." The parade is one of the largest illuminated parades in the United States with an estimated 700,000 spectators along the parade route and another 1.5 million watching on television. Caldwell is the commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. He was accompanied by his wife, Stephanie, and son, Hudson, in their carriage. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO " Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), salutes the American flag April 27 as the colors pass by the Alamo during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. The parade is one of more than 100 events during the city's 11-day Fiesta San Antonio celebration, which focuses on the vibrant culture and rich history of the city.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO " Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), salutes the American flag April 27 as the colors pass by the Alamo during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. The parade is one of more than 100 events during the city's 11-day Fiesta San Antonio celebration, which focuses on the vibrant culture and rich history of the city. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North ) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO " The Fort Sam Houston Color Guard carries the colors through downtown April 27 during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. The parade is one of more than 100 events during the city's 11-day Fiesta San Antonio celebration, which focuses on the vibrant culture and rich history of the city.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO " The Fort Sam Houston Color Guard carries the colors through downtown April 27 during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. The parade is one of more than 100 events during the city's 11-day Fiesta San Antonio celebration, which focuses on the vibrant culture and rich history of the city. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North ) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO " The 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" proudly marches down Broadway April 27 during the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade. The parade is one of more than 100 events during the city's 11-day Fiesta San Antonio celebration, which focuses on the vibrant culture and rich history of the city.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO " The 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" proudly marches down Broadway April 27 during the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade. The parade is one of more than 100 events during the city's 11-day Fiesta San Antonio celebration, which focuses on the vibrant culture and rich history of the city. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North ) VIEW ORIGINAL