Article from PR Newsire available at - 6/14/05
Disneyland Resort and Alaska Airlines Salute U.S. Military on Flag Day With an All-American Homecoming Celebration
ANAHEIM, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Disneyland Resort and Alaska
Airlines have teamed up to honor American men and women of the military by
reuniting 50 soldiers who have recently served overseas with their Southern
California-based families this Flag Day. The all-American homecoming will
allow soldiers to reunite with their loved ones at "The Happiest Place on
Earth" and be saluted with a patriotic "Welcome Home" cavalcade down Main
Street, USA.
The 50 soldiers, representing the Army, Air Force and Navy, are all
currently based in the Pacific Northwest and have endured lengthy separations from their families. "As we celebrate Flag Day, and all it represents, we're honored to welcome members of the U.S. armed forces and their families to Disneyland," said Claire Bilby, senior vice president of Disneyland sales and distribution marketing. "We're very proud of our rich, 50-year tradition of supporting the American men and women of the U.S. military and we're delighted to make dreams come true today by reuniting these special families."