Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Flag Retreat Ceremony Town Square

Now wearing their trademark red band uniforms with the large triangular shaped (hmmm, just like Disneyland's outline) patch on the shoulder, the Disneyland band plays the flag retreat ceremony for a large crowd. I like the group of girls in the middle, one wearing a souvenir hat. All the dads and granddads are sitting down, taking a breather after a long day at the park. This is the classic Disneyland of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

I am happy to see that the band now participates in the flag retreat ceremony. For years, it was just canned music through the speakers. One of the most blatant scenes of commercialism under the Pressler/Harris management was when I watched the Popcorn seller continue to sell popcorn during the playing of the National Anthem. And the popcorn seller was right there in Town Square. I am not an ultra patriotic person, but that just seemed so wrong.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Yeah, I sometimes feel like an old fud, because I miss some of the traditions and ceremonies that our parents respected. Seems that people are in too much of a hurry (or it's just not "cool") to bother anymore.