HOUSTON -

The usual uniform at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is boots and jeans, but not on Wednesday.

You'll see plenty of men and women in their military uniforms because of Military Appreciation Day at the rodeo.

Servicemen and servicewomen in uniform also get in for free with families.

Capt. David Brown, of the U.S. Army loves this day.

"We're just out here enjoying it, just partnering with the Houston Livestock and Rodeo, just honoring our best and brightest that are joining the military today," said Brown.

Many of the service members, like Maj. Brandon Collins from the U.S. Army, brought their families out to enjoy the day.

"It's really nice of them to allow us to come out and get in for free and really nice to see all the support," said Collins.

For Sgt. Matthew Cordero, Wednesday is about more than just food and fun; it's about feeling valued.

"I love it. At least I know that I feel appreciated, I'm here," said Cordero.

From mutton bustin' to the livestock show to the rides, Wednesday is all about showing how much the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo appreciated our servicemen and servicewomen.