Yesterday was a proud day for the Disneyland Resort. During the daily flag retreat ceremony at Disneyland park, we had the privilege of honoring United States Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who was recently presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama for his heroic actions in Afghanistan. The Medal of Honor is the military’s most prestigious award and Staff Sgt. Giunta is the first living service member to receive it for action in any war since Vietnam. Also honored was United States Army Staff Sgt. Erick Gallardo, Silver Star recipient and a Southern California native from Chula Vista.
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis hosted the ceremony, which celebrated the many servicemen and women who serve our country each day.
It was a moving moment for many cast members and guests – myself included – and one we will never forget.