Sunday, September 14, 2008

Walt's Honor...


Forty-four years ago today, Walt Disney was awarded the nations greatest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Lydon B. Johnson...

The highest civilian achievement for a great American. Walt had won/earned many Oscars, Emmys, Degrees over his lifetime, but this one seems to have been the embodiment of the entirety of his life's work.

Disney's experiences, dreams and goals are an example of the culmination of the ideal of an American life...

4 comments:

drew said...

Didn't Walt wear a "Goldwater" button to the ceremony?

Anonymous said...

"Didn't Walt wear a 'Goldwater' button to the ceremony?"

Just an urban myth.

Honor Hunter said...

Walt was a Republican, but there is really no proof that he wore a Goldwater pin to the ceremony. He supported Goldwater in the upcoming election, but it's highly unlikely that he would do something that was disrespectful like this at an event where he was being honored.

Kevin S. Willis said...

Nah, Walt was classy. He wouldn't have been all political at a ceremony to give him such a completely earned, well-deserved honor.

If any civilian ever deserved the Medal of Honor, Walter E. Disney did.