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Picture this…there are 8.5 million lights decorating the resorts, theme parks and down towns of Walt Disney World. If you purchase a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there is a 100% chance of Disney created snow flurries. If you’ve braved the holiday crowds to make it to the , it’s hard to miss the epic-sized Christmas tree in Town Square. Every day at 5:00 p.m., there is a Flag Ceremony in the square at the entrance to . For visitors and armed forces Veterans alike, this is a touching ceremony that is accentuated by the lights and decorations of the Christmas season.
During the Flag Ceremony, the flag is taken down for the night. If you are a Veteran, you can inquire about participating in the ceremony. Daily participants include Walt Disney World Security Officers and the Philharmonic marching band. The Dapper Dans barbershop quartet sing “God Bless America”, and announcements are made by The Mayor of Main Street. A veteran chosen at random carries the folded flag while the Philharmonic band plays John Philip Souza’s “The Liberty Bell” on the march down .
Disney vacationers report that the daily Flag Ceremony is an emotional event any time of year. However, with thousands of holiday lights and the Town Square Christmas tree in the background, this may become a new annual tradition for your family. God bless all who have, are , or will serve our great nation.
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