Disney Offers Hearty Salute and Gratitude This Veterans Day and All Year Round
Today, America celebrates the sacrifices of military veterans and their families. Disney offers a hearty salute and gratitude this Veterans Day and all year round.
All Year Round
Disney‘s enduring support for the military dates back to 100 years ago when the company was founded. Walt and his brother Roy O. Disney both contributed during the first World War.
Throughout the year, Disney shows their gratitude in various ways at the Parks and Resorts. Walt Disney World and Disneyland participate in daily flag retreat ceremonies to recognize military heroes.
This year, a special flag retreat ceremony paid tribute to a World War II veteran who served in the historic D-Day operation in Normandy in 1944. The featured image of this article shows a picture from the event which took place at Magic Kingdom.
Disneyland honored fallen marine, Lance Cpl. Dylan Ryan Merola, who gave his life protecting others at Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan. His family was presented with the Navy Achievement Medal, to honor his valor and sacrifice.
This year, Disney Cruise Line joined with Blue Star Families to host an event encouraging reading among military children. Walt Disney World hosted hundreds of military athletes at the 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games, which took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Over the fourth of July weekend, Disneyland hosted several military bands. The “Airmen of Note” is set to perform at the Resort on November 18!
Recently, Mickey Blog reported on the flyover by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at Magic Kingdom Park. The epic event celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month.
Disney Offers Hearty Salute and Gratitude
Disney Parks Blog shares, “Cast Members with military service are an essential part of our Disney family and contribute immeasurably in supporting our company’s mission of creating unparalleled family entertainment.”
Magic Kingdom and Disneyland are honored to celebrate them in special Flag Retreat Ceremonies. Disney offers a hearty salute and gratitude to all those who serve our country in the military.
They also want to thank the incredible family members who support them. Speaking of which, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my mom and dad, who both served in the United States Air Force.
Happy Veterans Day, and thank you for your service.