Yellow Ribbon Project is a Thoughtful way to Honor Those who Serve our Country
Yellow Ribbon Project ribbons are hung in conjunction with the Armed Forces River Parade to honor those who serve. Out of all cities in the United States with populations greater than one million people, San Antonio has the highest percentage of veterans per capita. This, along with six military installations in the city, earned San Antonio the nickname ‘Military City USA.’ The strong relationship between San Antonio and the U.S. Military began in the mid-1800’s and continues today through the active contribution from all branches of the U.S. Military to citywide events. The U.S. Military’s presence also remains influential to the economic success of San Antonio.
Yellow Ribbon Project is a thoughtful way to honor those who have served or are currently serving our country. From April 3rd until May 20th , the Paseo del Rio Association is selling yellow ribbons to be hung along the River Walk in honor our nation’s finest. Ribbons are $5 and will be displayed from May 7th through the day of the Armed Forces River Parade on May 20th . If purchased before April 30th, the names of the servicemen and women will be featured in the souvenir program of the Armed Forces River Parade. All honorees names appear instantly on http://TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/events/yellow-ribbon-project, where ribbons are sold. Yellow Ribbon Project honors the patriotism and courage of the service men and women in the U.S. Military. Volunteers hang the sponsored ribbons on trees lining the river throughout the 2 ½ mile downtown loop of the River Walk and can be seen during the parade.
The Armed Forces River Parade occurs annually on Armed Forces Day (the third Saturday of May), and is organized by the Paseo del Rio Association. Paseo del Rio Association’s mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the San Antonio River Walk. In the spirit of freedom, proceeds from the Yellow Ribbon Project are used to keep the Armed Forces River Parade 100% admission free.
The family-friendly, one-hour parade is open to the public, and seating is first-come, first-serve in the Arneson River Theatre. The public may also enjoy the parade from restaurant, bar, or hotel patios on the River Walk (reservations are encouraged). People may also bring folding lawn chairs to view the parade from bridges or sidewalks. The sixth annual Armed Forces River Parade will be held May 20th at 6pm on the San Antonio River Walk.