[QUOTE=brit;1039408]Wow this is a real real real sore subject for me and if I affend anyone I applogize up front. I feel so sorry for the people who went to WDW and did not get to see a MAGICAL Street of Red white and Blue. One month ago we had to say good-bye , be careful, be safe and may GOD watch over you as we sent a young man who is like a son to us to Iraq… We are now flying an American flag have yellow ribbons on our trees and pray for his and other young soldiers safe trip home. If you did not get what you would hope for while at WDW look at your own doings and see how much decorating you did. The true meaning of the 4th of July is to celabrate our freedom and indepedence… In todays world I do not see it that way. There are people out there who want to take it away from us and if you think a red white and blue banner would give you a warm feeling then lets all send our troops red white and blue banners. While we enjoy WDW.
Like I said at the begining I APPOLOGIZE if I went a little far or hurt someones feelings…[/QUOTE]
No I agree…and actually I just had a long conversation with my husband the other day about how sad it is that so many Americans will be quick to fly a flag or put a “support our troops” magnet on their car, but so few of them actually SEND support (in care packages, letters, etc.) TO the troops. So many of us will send our support if it requires no sacrifice or effort on our part. We decided to make that a family project this year and involve the kids. They need to know that freedom is not free and I feel like that might help them to realize the sacrifice and not live so much in the typical American bubble if they wrote to an American soldier or sent them things that they take for granted every day.
I just think that Disney typically DOES do a good job of supporting our nation and being all-American, while still acknowledging the importance and contributions of other cultures. It’s the best melting pot I know of in the whole country.