Marking the end of DADT, around 200 active-duty troops and veterans marched in San Diego Gay Pride, making this “the first time a military contingent has participated in such an event in the U.S.” Wearing shirts that marked their branch of the military and waving USA and pride flags, the troops celebrated the end of military personnel being fired for their sexuality.
“This is one of the proudest days in my life. It’s time for it (the policy) to be gone,” Herrera said. “I’m a soldier no matter what, regardless of my sexual orientation.”
Find out more about the soldiers who marched, over at USA Today.