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Franco56
06-13-2004, 10:40 AM
Last October I was lucky enough to take down the flag at Magic Kingdom. I wrote a letter to Disney saying that I was a 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran and that it would be an honor to do so. Just a few days later I got a phone call asking me when I wanted to do it. It was awesome! Well, we are off again in August, on our way back to WDW and I will be taking it down once again! It's pretty cool, they take pictures of it as it is going on, the band is playing, and a large crowd is watching. They give you a few momentoes, and a cool pin, that only veterans of the day get. They give you a brief talk on what they want you to do and it's nothing we can't handle, but I never did much of that stuff, being in the field most of the time. (LRRP) 50th Infantry, 9th Division. But I am PUMPED to take down "Old Glory" once again!!! :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

TinkHappy
06-13-2004, 10:47 AM
What a wonderful honor...for Disney.

Roemama1
06-18-2004, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by TinkHappy
What a wonderful honor...for Disney.

Wonderfully said.

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Dixielady908
07-06-2004, 09:15 PM
What a great honor.....Congrats...

If you have pictures afterwards, please post...would love to see them.


Denise:D

crazyforgoofy
07-08-2004, 11:01 PM
As the wife of a 100% disabled Vietnam veteran let me say: "Thanks, welcome home and enjoy your trip to WDW."

classicpooh4
04-25-2005, 10:35 PM
That is really neat. Taking down the flag and putting it up,has always had an impact on me.

JohnsPrincess
04-26-2005, 07:06 AM
I think that would be amazing to do! Congrats! Who did you contact??

weregoingtodw
04-27-2005, 08:20 PM
I think that would be amazing to do! Congrats! Who did you contact??
My DH did it last year! It was quite moving. If you're interested, just check in at City Hall. If they don't already have one for the day, they'll schedule you. If it's booked, they'll look at the other days they have available during your vacation. I highly recommend it!

JohnsPrincess
04-28-2005, 03:32 AM
Thanks!! My mother, step dad, FH, and I are all veterans...I'll have to try to get at least one of us in!!