Austin Veterans Day Parade honors those who serve

Thousands lined the streets of Congress Avenue Monday morning to say "thank you" to our veterans.

Austin's Veterans Day Parade is a tradition dating back 66 years according to the Parade Foundation.

City and State leaders, floats, marching bands and classic cars.

Diana Carbajal joined the Army in June 2008.

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"My first deployment, I went to Iraq.  That was a 15-month deployment and I came back for 9 months and then I deployed again to Afghanistan," she said.

Carbajal says she's hoping to make the Veterans Day Parade a family tradition.

"It's nice to see people come out and support us.  Especially I feel like female veterans, we don't get a lot of spotlight so it's really nice when people acknowledge us too because there's a lot of women that served as well," Carbajal said.