WWII Veteran Celebrates 61st Wedding Anniversary by Honoring His Country in Magic Kingdom’s Flag Ceremony

4th of July Flag Ceremony Magic Kingdom

To celebrate the love of their country, and each other, the Lessures (pronounced like “pressure,” le-SHURE) of Cincinnati, Ohio, married on July 4th, 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 Wednesday, 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 Monday in the Magic Kingdom Flag Ceremony. Lessure has been honored with a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.