To celebrate their love of their country, and each other, the Lessures (pronounced like “pressure,” le-SHURE) of Cincinnati, Ohio, married on July 4, 1951. WWII veteran Louis, 93, and his wife Sally, 85, say neither realized the irony of tying the knot on Independence Day.
In honor of their 61st wedding anniversary, the couple chose Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to mark the momentous occasion. Louis Lessure, a First Lieutenant Bombardier in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1945, was Walt Disney World’s honorary veteran in the Magic Kingdom Flag Ceremony. Lessure has been honored with a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service to his country.
Here’s some video from their special day… and everyone at Florida Leisure extends their congratulations and a huge “Thank You” for your service:
You can celebrate July 4th in style with the “A Flashback 4th of July” event being held in Celebration this Independence Day. Widely regarded as one of the top fireworks shows in the Southeast, Celebration Town Center’s unique fireworks and event will be centered around “A Salute to Cinema” July 4th with A Flashback 4th of July-A Salute to Cinema. The event will begin at 5:30 PM while the movie themed fireworks show will get under way at 9:30 PM.
Celebration Town Center’s “A Flashback 4th of July” will feature a movie themed costume contest at 7:30 PM, so come dressed as your favorite movie character for a chance to win big prizes. It will also feature a synchronized fireworks spectacular set to a movie theme, bounce houses for kids, live music by Mo Geetz, DJ Tami, Gina Marie Incandela and a whole lot more. Hosted by actor/host Justin Smith (The Vampire Diaries, VH1′s Single Ladies, Burn Notice, Meet the Spartans and more – pictured above) So, get ready to dance the night away in a one of a kind family friendly event.
There will be something for people of all ages as Town Center’s KidZone will feature an assortment of inflatable games for kids and teens that will include a jousting area, a rock climbing wall, face painting and more.
Additional music will be offered by The Dixieland Jazz Band. This unique group, made up of former members of the “Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Band” offers patriotic music for the whole family.
As always, Parking and Admission are FREE!!!! Free Park and Ride Shuttle will be available.
So why not arrive early, stay late and have fun at this years “A Flashback 4th of July”in Celebration!