Today we celebrate Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America. The Stars and Stripes are always on display at the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot, but inside the main building (seen below just before opening in 1982), there is a tribute to the numerous flags raised over the United States during the course of our history.
Some of the flags pictured are the 1776 Continental Colors Flag (above, front row, center), the 1777 Betsy Ross Flag (above, second row, center), the 1655 Dutch West India Company Flag (above, second row, right), the 1876 Centennial Flag (below, front row, center), and the 1700 Russian-American Company Flag (below, front row, right).
While many flags have flown over our great nation throughout the years, today, the 50 stars and 13 stripes of Old Glory are proudly hoisted around Walt Disney World Resort.
For more Vintage Walt Disney World facts, check out the posts below:
- Vintage Walt Disney World: Mission to Mars Launches
- Vintage Walt Disney World: The Orange Bird Then and Now
- Vintage Walt Disney World: A Carousel Holiday in 1975
Vintage Walt Disney World: A Salute to Flag Day by Nate Rasmussen: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog