Local residents and visitors waved the American flag high Saturday, saluting our nation's Veterans for their fearless work.
Hundreds of people showed their gratitude at the Veteran's Day Parade in Santa Barbara.
The parade featured WWII vehicles, re-enactors and heroes from all branches of the military.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Pipe and Drum Corps, Vietnam of America Chapter 218, Sons of American Revolution, U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, Santa Barbara Model A Ford Club, and the 30th Space Wing Vandenberg AFB all marched in the parade.
Vandenberg's Honor Guard led the group followed by Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing Commander, two formations of Vanderberg Airmen defenders, space launch vehicles and military working dogs and horses.
"Our relationships with our local communities are indispensable, and we are privileged to be a part of something so special. Veterans Day is near and dear to many of us, and I can't think of a better way to honor all veterans than to participate in these festivities," said Col. Anthony Mastalir.
Local businesses, marching bands and more walked from the intersection of E. Sola and State to the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara.
This year's event was sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens Veteran Foundation, an organization committed to supporting veterans and active duty members.
Later in the evening, people are invited to the 7th annual Salute to Vets, an event that raises money for local Veteran groups. That benefit takes place at 5p.m. at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara.
With the help of the Santa Barbara City Firefighters Association and the Middle Child Restaurant, the Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation will provide a BBQ lunch.
Also happening is a live musical performance from Teresa Russell, a pin-up girl contest, a silent auction and a military vehicles display.