Disneyland Resort Honors Tuskegee Airmen from World War II

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

The Disneyland Resort honored original members of the Tuskegee Airmen from World War II during a special flag retreat ceremony on Friday, Mar. 24, at Town Square in Disneyland park. Members of the Los Angeles Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., were hosted by SALUTE, a Diversity Resource Group comprised of cast members who enhance the guest and cast experience by providing a perspective of men and women who have served in the military.

The first-ever African-American air squadron was formed in 1941. They were named the Tuskegee Airmen for receiving their pilot training on airfields near Tuskegee, Ala. Their bravery and patriotic spirit has forever earned their place in American history, and we were honored to salute them in our daily Town Square tradition.


  • I think that was a wonderful thing that Disney did for these heroes. We can never thank them and all the veterans enough for what they did to protect or freedom. I just wish you had published their names.

  • I think that the daily Flag Retreat Ceremony is one of the most special things at DL and an often overlooked gem. Seeing the active-duty and veterans being honored never fails to bring a tear to my eye. I can’t even imagine how I would have cried if I’d been there for this special one. If you have never taken the time to participate in this ceremony, make it. And for every active-duty military person and veteran out there, thank you for your service. You are all amazing people to to serve your country this way.

  • Thank you for your service.

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