Happy Fourth of July!
We can’t think of any better way to celebrate the Fourth of July here on the Disney Parks Blog than to share this heartwarming story of a United States veteran who visited Magic Kingdom Park earlier this week.
On Monday, World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Louis Lessure, 93, was visiting Magic Kingdom Park with his family, when he was chosen to participate in the park’s daily flag retreat ceremony. This daily event gives park guests and cast members an opportunity to recognize a member of the U.S. military while he or she assists the park’s color guard in retiring the flag from the flagpole for the night. Louis served as a First Lieutenant bombardier in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945.
On hand to witness the memorable moment was Lessure’s wife, Sally, whom he wed on July 4, 1951 – a date the couple chose to celebrate not just their love for one another, but their love of country.
Watch this video to learn more of their story:
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