Thousands of school children in perfect uniforms and polished shoes, people from every branch of the military and police, nurses, medics, catering students, ambulances, military vehicles, rescue craft and horse men and women streamed by.
The crowd was in a fiesta mood.
Candy floss, snacks and ices for the children. Families together.
Fathers holding the hands of their children or cradling their babies.
After the parade the school girls did what school girls do. Off with their ties and top buttons of their shirts undone.
Some sauntered by arm in arm with their boyfriends.
What they don't know is that when they are much older they will remember this day, and their first love.
Location:La Paz. Rest day