Patriotic Disney Workers Raise the Flag Each Day Even Though Park Is Closed

This is such a beautiful reminder that even though things may seem hopeless right now, we will get through this as a nation

Despite the fact that the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, security officials are still raising the American flag there every day in a beautiful show of patriotism.

Resort President Josh D’Amaro recently took to Instagram to praise the Disney workers for continuing to raise the flag during the COVID-19 shut down.

“While our world looks very different today, one thing endures…the American flag still flies over Walt Disney World,” he wrote, adding that he was “inspired” by this patriotic gesture.

“It’s a symbol that we’re still here and will not falter,” D’Amaro continued. “I hope this inspires you as well. We will be back. Thanks to all our incredible Cast Members who continue to maintain the magic until that day. Until then, please take care of yourselves and your families. We will see you soon.”

Later in the video, security guards can be seen saluting the flag as it is raised up in the courtyard at the entrance of Main Street, U.S.A.

The video of the flags has quickly gone viral, with social media users from all over the world praising the Disney employees for what they are doing.

“Thank you for sharing. It’s been hard not hearing the train whistle or the ship horn in the morning. The night sky without fireworks is lonely and a reminder of just how hard this time truly is,” one person wrote. “The Disney brand is about spreading hope and joy. It reminds us that everything will be okay while the world around us is falling apart. Thank you for this little glimpse of hope.”

“I can’t love this enough!” another user wrote. “As an Active Duty Army family, this is such a scary and uncertain time for us. Thank you for respecting our flag, country and traditions.”

This is such a beautiful reminder that even though things may seem hopeless right now, we will get through this as a nation. Our flag has gone through tough times before, yet it has continued to fly high for hundreds of years. Our flag was here long before coronavirus, and it will still be here long after the virus is gone!

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