From distinctive décor to culinary delicacies, our Disney Meetings team is constantly looking for new ways to create unforgettable memories for meeting attendees. In honor of Veterans Day, we are excited to share this commemorative tribute to our Military Service men and women: A Salute to America’s Heroes.

From the moment attendees enter the event space they are transported back in time to a traditional United Service Organization (USO) event, which were popular during wartime to boost morale and provide entertainment to the United States troops and their families. With carefully crafted details such as prop aircraft carriers, blue drapes, twinkling white lights and an area meant to look like a soldier’s barrack, the space is converted into a military base out of the 1940s. To enhance the swinging good time, signature entertainment like a trio of a capella singers and Big Band music further immerses attendees in the patriotic story.

The event begins when the hosts, dressed in patriotic garb, ”˜send the troops off’ to dinner with music from the a capella trio, The Swing Sisters. Inspired by the one-of-a-kind theme, the unique and personalized menu includes ingredients reminiscent of the 1940s era such as a field green salad with Spam croutons and warm chocolate cake with Tootsie Roll filling. As the evening concludes, a 13-piece orchestra joins The Swing Sisters in a rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” with a final crescendo of confetti streamers.

“This event was created to honor and celebrate the Military Service men and women who proudly serve our nation every day,” said Andrew Lammes, Senior Disney Event Consultant.  “It is truly a nod to them to show how appreciative we are of their selfless efforts and hard work to protect our freedoms.”

Ideal for groups up to 250, this inspiring event concept can be customized for preferences and budget, all the while celebrating military service men and women and our nation’s history!

To learn more about hosting A Salute to America’s Heroes event, or to discover Disney’s other featured event themes for your next private event, including pricing and availability, submit a Request for Proposal or Contact Us to speak directly with a Disney Meetings representative.

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