Great flights and smart pilots and one especially thoughtful flight attendant. Today I am speaking on “Whole-hearted Living” for Judy Osborne’s LIFT group. LIFT stands for “Living Is For Today”. Whenever I think of Whole-hearted Living I think of Army Sergeant Cesar Sanchez. His amazing choices are reblogged here today on Whole-hearted Living Thursday.

Because Of Grace

February 23, 2012~`~Everyday at Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom theme park a ceremony occurs amid the rides, cartoon characters, shops, and cotton candy. In Towne Square, the Flag Retreat ceremony includes saying the Pledge of Alliance, flag salute, marching band performance, parade of active and retired armed forces members, singing the Star-Spangled Banner, and retiring the colors.

Part of the daily ceremony agenda includes honoring veterans, who carry the flag down Main Street USA after it has been taken down from the flag pole. In January, 2012, although still recovering from his injuries in Afghanistan, Army Sergeant Cesar Sanchez left his electric wheelchair to walk and carry the flag down Main Street.

Sergeant Sanchez said, “If it’s for the colors, I’ll walk.”

Disney cast members who assisted with the ceremony that day were stunned by his courage and resolve to honor the Stars and Stripes in this way. Many in attendance observed his fortitude…

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