Military Family Officially Kicks Off Holidays at the Disneyland Resort in Lighting Ceremony Presente

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  1. Wendy

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    Last night, Gunnery Sgt. Derrick Poteat, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s S-6 communication platoon, and his family “flipped the switchâ€￾ on more than 300,000 lights blanketing “it’s a small worldâ€￾ Holiday, transforming the popular attraction into a visual wonderland and officially launching the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort.

    The festive ceremony, presented by the attraction’s sponsor, SYLVANIA, honored Poteat and his family for the contributions they have made to our country. Poteat, who enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1996, has completed three tours and recently returned from the latest, a seven-month deployment in the Middle East. He was joined by his three children, nephew, niece and wife, Clarice, an advisor to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unity’s family readiness team, for a day of play at the Disneyland Resort followed by this special honor.

    Tune in to the video below to see how the holidays were made especially bright for the Poteat family.


    source disney parks blog

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