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Retired U.S. Coast Guard Engineer Andy Fitzgerald to be Saluted at Disneyland Resort Flag Retreat Ceremony January 24

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , External Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort

This Sunday, January 24, we will extend a special thank you during the daily flag retreat ceremony at Disneyland park to Andy Fitzgerald, one of four U.S. Coast Guardsmen who went out to sea to rescue the crew of the SS Pendleton in 1952. The historic rescue, the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, is the focus of the Walt Disney Studios upcoming heroic action-thriller “The Finest Hours.”

Join us at 3:45 p.m. as we celebrate Andy and all our servicemen and women in Town Square. “The Finest Hours” debuts in U.S. theaters on January 29. Check out the film’s latest featurette with Andy and the cast.

Disney’s “The Finest Hours” is the unforgettable story of the Coast Guard’s courageous mission, which is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars: Chris Pine; Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck; Ben Foster; Holliday Grainger; John Ortiz; and Eric Bana. Produced by Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero, the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. Doug Merrifield serves as executive producer. “The Finest Hours” storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016 in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.

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  • A Pinocchio remake is long overdue. I was always very partial to the Disney classics. Mary Poppins for instance, the music was magical,”a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.” Or,”chim chimney chim chimney chim chim cherey.” Also David Werner’s villainous program in Tron. Whenever I feel down…a Disney classic always made me happier. I loved Johnny Treemain, the wind in the willows, the mask of Zorro. Just each and everyone of them of them.