In a 10-minute video released over the summer, a gay military couple discuss getting engaged during last year's San Diego Pride Parade.

The parade marked the first time in U.S. history that the Defense Department allowed active-duty military personnel to march in uniform in a Gay Pride parade. Roughly 200 active-duty and retired military service members took part in the parade.

“I'd been in the Navy for a long time, living under Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” Dwayne said. “And this was the first time in history that military members were allowed to walk in uniform in public. It was just [an] amazing moment.”

Dwayne said that he decided on an impulse to propose during the parade, hastily purchasing a ring and putting it in his back pocket.

During the parade, Dwayne got down on one knee, produced the ring and proposed marriage to Jonathan surrounded by thousands of parade-goers. Dwayne said time froze for him.

“It was almost as if nobody else existed at this point. And the sailors that we were walking with just kind of surrounded us and were jumping up and down and screaming. It was just really spectacular.”

In exchanging their wedding vows, Dwayne revealed a wish that he had made on their first date.

“On our first date, we made wishes in the fountain at Jackson Square. We have not shared that wish with each other, until now. My wish was that we both would find happiness in our lives, even if this was our only date. Well, baby, my wish came true a long time ago,” Dwayne said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)