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Vintage Walt Disney World: A Salute to Flag Day

posted on June 14th, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Today we celebrate Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America. The Stars and Stripes are always on display at the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot, but inside the main building (seen below just before opening in 1982), there is a tribute to the numerous flags raised over the United States during the course of our history.
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As you ascend the escalator or walk up the steps to the American Adventure Theater inside the main building, the Corridor of Flags showcases 44 former flags, including some of foreign countries.
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Some of the flags pictured are the 1776 Continental Colors Flag (above, front row, center), the 1777 Betsy Ross Flag (above, second row, center), the 1655 Dutch West India Company Flag (above, second row, right), the 1876 Centennial Flag (below, front row, center), and the 1700 Russian-American Company Flag (below, front row, right).
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While many flags have flown over our great nation throughout the years, today, the 50 stars and 13 stripes of Old Glory are proudly hoisted around Walt Disney World Resort.

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Michelle from NY on June 14th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

These are wonderful pictures. Going up that escalator makes me awestruck everytime. It makes me truly proud to be an American. As I was looking at these, I wondered why I haven’t taken a picture of this spot before. Thanks for sharing.

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Jeff from OH on June 14th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

God Bless America!

I love the corridor of flags, its awesome in person.

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