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Disney Welcomes Families of Fallen Military Heroes for Sunrise Ceremony in Magic Kingdom

Following our story earlier in the week regarding the incredible work done at the Gary Sinise Foundation, Disney has welcomed more than 1,850 children and surviving spouses for the first time in person since 2019 with the “Walk of Gratitude” in Magic Kingdom.



At sunrise, the families of fallen military heroes were greeted by more than 1,000 Disney VoluntEARS –along Main Street, U.S.A., as they walked toward Cinderella Castle to participate in a moving ceremony to honor their fallen parents. The special Castle stage moment culminated when messages the children wrote to their lost parents were sent skyward for them to read with the help of Disney magic.

Disney Parks Blog

Disney Parks Blog has shared some beautiful photos captured at the event, and we thought you might all like seeing them too.

Visit the official website for more information about the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Snowball Project.



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Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.








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