July 4, 2012

July 4, 1976


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.


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!!