Fiesta wouldn't be the multicultural celebration it has become without the U.S. armed forces.
Many traditions of San Antonio's 119-year-old spring festival, including King Antonio's uniform and the use of horses in street parades, were influenced by military customs.
This year, the Navy has landed at a time when its San Antonio presence is rapidly increasing. For one San Antonian who's one of the Navy's highest-ranking Hispanic officers, Fiesta is a happy homecoming.
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