Went back to Disneyland on Tuesday Nov. 11th, Veteran's Day, armed with a brand new back up battery (thanks to DH for the birthday present .)
I had four goals in mind for this afternoon trip. The first was to take some half way decent photos. Secondly, I needed to renew my Annual Pass. Third, I wanted to see the Veteran's Day ceremony at the flag pole and lastly to take pictures of the last day of Parade of Dreams. I really wanted to see the second and totally final parade but I needed to be at hand bell practice at 7 PM so I had to settle for the 4:45 PM time. Better that then none at all!
First of all Main Street was very crowded with vehicles. At one point all three were traveling up toward the castle at the same time with the two horse drawn cars passing each other for a total of four on the street at the same time. Here is a photo of two of them starting out:
The wreaths are up
and the castle is looking all wintery
Ah, the icicles that some people love to hate
The day would not be complete for me without a visit to see the Billies
"You won't see this on a brochure ... come to Disneyland!"
The poinsettias are planted
Practicing for the ceremony
Ran into the ever lovely PurpleDove
Because I was standing in line to renew my pass I was not able to get a decent spot to take good photos. But Margo told me DarkBeer was there and I do believe if you look in the middle of this pictures you will see him doing his job
The people who are standing around the flag pole are current and former (I think) cast members who are veterans or are currently serving. Then as the songs of each branch of the military were played audience members from those branches were asked to step forward
There was quite a large turnout
After the ceremony was completed everyone from the color guard, flag barriers, Dapper Dans, Band and cast members marched back stage.
Next up, evening shots and the Parade of Dreams