Thousands of people lined Jefferson and Bannock streets in downtown Boise Saturday for the 2016 Veterans Day Parade.

While the parade honors all who have served in the U.S. military, this year's theme was "A Salute To Women In Uniform." It featured an all-woman honor guard.

"Of course women in uniform have been a part of a lot of major conflicts, and it's amazing we haven't had this type of salute before," said Walt Smith, parade organizer. "We did a search back to 1945 and we couldn't find any parade that's done something like this, so you know, here in Idaho, we set the standard for the rest of the country."

An estimated 2,500 people took part in the parade in many different ways, including putting together floats and playing an instrument in a marching band.

The Boise Veterans Day Parade takes place each year on the Saturday before November 11, Veterans Day.

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