For decades, Disney parks have recognized the country’s active-duty military and veterans with daily flag retreat ceremonies.
The flag retreat ceremony is held at both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park. As part of the tradition, an active-duty military member or veteran is selected from among that park’s daily visitors to lower the flag and carry it in a processional down Main Street, U.S.A.
And now, both parks have officially welcomed back their daily flag retreat ceremony. Magic Kingdom resumed its daily flag retreat ceremony on July 1st.
A guest who is a U.S. Air Force veteran took part in the ceremony, which included the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of “God Bless America” and the “Star Spangled Banner,” accompanied by the Main Street Philharmonic marching band.
Disneyland Park resumed its flag retreat ceremony when the resort reopened on April 30th.
The flag retreat ceremony occurs daily at both Disney World and Disneyland. For the daily schedule, guests can check with Guest Services or the Times Guide.
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