My favorite float in the Main Street Electrical Parade

My favorite float in the Main Street Electrical Parade

Here at My Dreams of Disney, our primary focus is, of course, Disney, and all that you can experience at the premier destination spot in the world.  However, while we love visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland, we also know that we are nothing without our Faith, as you know from our Prayers for the Week posts, and we also know that none of the Disney parks would exist if it wasn’t for the sacrifice of all of the men and women that have paid the ultimate price for the freedom that we have today.

This post is dedicated to all of those brave men and women, and all that they mean to my family.

The Bald Eagle -- symbol of the freedom our great nation enjoys because of our Veterans.

The Bald Eagle — symbol of the freedom our great nation enjoys because of our Veterans.

The Lincoln Memorial hails from the area where I grew up -- Washington, DC.

The Lincoln Memorial hails from the area where I grew up — Washington, DC.

When this picture was taken, it was an incredibly cold night, and the tranquility of that night was incredible.  If you have never been to Washington, DC, I urge you to take a trip there and visit all that our Nation’s Capital has to offer — especially it’s historic monuments.

The World War II Memorial pays tribute to the sacrifice of that generation -- a sacrifice that I fear has been forgotten by my generation...

The World War II Memorial pays tribute to the sacrifice of that generation — a sacrifice that I fear has been forgotten by my generation…

The World War II memorial pays tribute to that horrific conflict, and serves as a reminder for any that choose to remember what our country went through.  History is a big thing — if we fail to remember our history, then we are doomed to repeat it.  I fear that our generation has totally forgotten the sacrifices of the generations that came before us…

The fountain in the center of the World War II Memorial.

The fountain in the center of the World War II Memorial.

Korean War Soldiers immortalized in statue

Korean War Soldiers immortalized in statue

My friends, I have never served in the military — medical issues kept me from even being eligible to do so.  I’m not certain that I would have been cut out for military life, but one thing that I do know is that our country has survived because of it’s military — and my family and I honor all that you have done to protect us.  From the bottom of our heart, I thank each and every one of you for your service — whether current or former, whether you are a serviceman or servicewoman, or the family member of a serviceman.  The sacrifice of all of you is honorable, and we do not take that sacrifice lightly.

Thank you.

 

 

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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!

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