Guests who arrived early enough got a special surprise at Epcot this morning as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flew over the park at Walt Disney World. The flight was part of a tribute video honoring fallen military heroes, and also marked the arrival of National Veterans and Military Families Month in November.
This December, footage of the Thunderbirds’ flyover of Walt Disney World will be included in the Gary Sinise Foundation’s virtual Snowball Express conference, which serves the children of fallen military heroes, their surviving parents and guardians, and Gold Star families. The flight demonstration squadron is in the Orlando area for a local air show.
Don’t miss the video and interviews from this morning’s flyover on this page and on our YouTube Channel. To celebrate Military Appreciation Month last year, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels also flew over Epcot.
Walt and Roy Disney both served the United States during World War I. The company is a leading proponent of hiring, training, and supporting military veterans with the Heroes Work Here initiative, the Heroes Supply Here program and Disney’s Veterans Institute. This special flyover is the latest example of Walt Disney World’s long tradition of celebrating members of the United States military.