Friday, August 11, 2017

Disney World honors 82nd Airborne Division with special flag retreat

The 82nd Airborne Division of the United Sates Army was honored at the Magic Kingdom during a special retreat flag ceremony on Aug. 10, 2017.
Photo by Kent Phillips/Disney 
U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division veteran Mel Greene, 89, participates
in a special flag retreat ceremony  Aug. 10, 2017, at Magic Kingdom Park.

The 82nd Airborne is celebrating its centennial year. It was established in August 1917, shorty after the U.S. entered into World War I. Both Walt and his brother Roy O. Disney served in World War I.

“As a company founded by two brothers who served their nation in uniform during World War I, Disney has always had a strong connection to the armed services and looks for ways to show our support of active-duty military, veterans and their families,” Dan Cockerell, vice president of Magic Kingdom Park, said.

Following the ceremony, the 82nd Airborne Division completed a unit march down Main Street, U.S.A.  (More photos below the video)

All photos by Kent Phillips of Disney World.

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