Military, civilian communities come together to enjoy Flambeau Parade festivities

By Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger and Staff Sgt. Keith AndersonApril 30, 2012

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - San Antonio community members rise to pay their respects as the Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard leads the way during the early evening hours April 28 at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. Service members from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps represented their services. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger, Army North PAO)
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - San Antonio community members rise to pay their respects as the Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard leads the way during the early evening hours April 28 at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. Service members from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps represented their services. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger, Army North PAO) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Military ambassadors from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard wave to spectators April 28 at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO)
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Military ambassadors from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard wave to spectators April 28 at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO - The 323rd Army Band, "Fort Sam's Own," led by Chief Warrant Officer  5 Douglas Paarmann, marches past spectators April 28 at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO)
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO - The 323rd Army Band, "Fort Sam's Own," led by Chief Warrant Officer 5 Douglas Paarmann, marches past spectators April 28 at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - A group of young ladies made a new friend April 28 as they wave to one of the passing clowns at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The clown was one of the numerous participants to wow the young visitors during the evening. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard led the way to kick off the event. Also participating were the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" and Fort Sam Houston's military ambassadors
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger, Army North PAO)
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - A group of young ladies made a new friend April 28 as they wave to one of the passing clowns at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The clown was one of the numerous participants to wow the young visitors during the evening. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard led the way to kick off the event. Also participating were the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" and Fort Sam Houston's military ambassadors (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger, Army North PAO) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO - Thomas Green, King Antonio XC, points to military leaders in the military reviewing stand in front of the Alamo April 28 during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio.  The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard led the way to kick off the event. Also participating were the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" and Fort Sam Houston's military ambassadors.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO)
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO - Thomas Green, King Antonio XC, points to military leaders in the military reviewing stand in front of the Alamo April 28 during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard led the way to kick off the event. Also participating were the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" and Fort Sam Houston's military ambassadors. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - A boy toots his own horn as he prepares to watch the man passing bands at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio as they share. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. It part of Fiesta, an 11-day San Antonio-wide celebration. Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard led the way to kick off the event. Also participating were the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" and Fort Sam Houston's military ambassadors
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger, Army North PAO)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - A boy toots his own horn as he prepares to watch the man passing bands at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio as they share. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. It part of Fiesta, an 11-day San Antonio-wide celebration. Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard led the way to kick off the event. Also participating were the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" and Fort Sam Houston's military ambassadors (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger, Army North PAO) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger) VIEW ORIGINAL
SAN ANTONIO - Participants from the sidelines perform the Macarena before the start of the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. It part of Fiesta, an 11-day San Antonio-wide celebration. Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard led the way to kick off the event. Also participating were the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" and Fort Sam Houston's military ambassadors.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SAN ANTONIO - Participants from the sidelines perform the Macarena before the start of the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio. The Flambeau Parade is known as "America's Largest Illuminated Parade." The theme for the parade was Saturday Night at the Movies, and tens of thousands of military and civilian community members gathered to enjoy the numerous floats, bands and assorted entertainment. It part of Fiesta, an 11-day San Antonio-wide celebration. Fort Sam Houston's Color Guard led the way to kick off the event. Also participating were the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" and Fort Sam Houston's military ambassadors. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson) VIEW ORIGINAL