Friday, November 11, 2011

A Salute to Our Veterans from Walt Disney World Transportation Cast Members

Disney magic seemed to pop up everywhere on our recent trip to Walt Disney World.  One very special moment, that is fitting for today's celebration of our nation's veterans, happened on the last day of our vacation.  My dad was with my three children waiting near the bus depot at Disney's Polynesian Resort, while Pierre and I were finishing getting ready for the day.  A Disney Cast Member noticed my dad's Marine Corps jacket, walked up to him and struck up a conversation.  My dad told him about his experiences as a Marine.  He thanked  my dad and handed him the card I have photos of below.  This moment was very special for my dad.  When he was a Marine, it was a time during this country's history that soldiers were not treated the way they are today.  I am so thankful that times have changed for our country.  I am also so thankful to this Cast Member because he really made my dad's day.

This is the front of the card

This is the back of the card

I would like to thank all the Veterans from the past and present for their service to this country and the sacrifices they and their families have made for all of us.


Beth Green said...

that's awesome! I have tears! It's those little things that make Disney, Disney! :)

Heidi said...

That is so cool! I'm so glad that Disney takes the extra time to salute those who truly deserve it.

DisneyBabies said...

Very cool - yeah we're definitely treated a lot better today. But, as my Commander says - Americans hate the military, but they love soldiers. Weird, huh?
Has your dad done the 5pm flag retreat ceremony?

Kelly said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the amazing way Disney thanks the soldiers. Great post!