July 4, 2012

July 4, 1976

video

What July holiday would be complete without a parade celebrating the best of America? (If we're talking about America on Parade, the answer is every July since around 1976, but who's counting?) Here's an old Super 8 look back at that unique salute to our country.

It's a little bit corny by today's standards.

And historians would probably criticize the way that it glosses over some of the harder facts of the American experience.

But 1976 was a time for cheering a relatively young nation's milestone, and America on Parade did that pretty darn well. Try to watch without feeling just a little bit of what made Walt get red, white, and blue at times.

3 comments:

Kevin Kidney said...

Love it! Faded color, Jack Wagner, and all. The best parade ever produced by Disney, hands down.

TokyoMagic! said...

I agree with Kevin. THE very best parade I have ever experienced at Disneyland, U.S.A.!

Connie Moreno said...

Aw, I loved Disneyland back in 1976!!