Bundled up against the chill and squinting in the sun, crowds lined up for 12 blocks along the Veterans Day parade route Wednesday in downtown Yakima.

And they weren't disappointed.

Marching bands, classic cars, dignitaries and numerous representatives of the U.S. armed forces were out in force, delighting onlookers, who applauded and waved American flags as each parade entrant passed.

Here's a glimpse of what it looked like: