Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11, 1968 - Walt Disney Day

Forty years ago today marked "Walt Disney Day" in the state of Missouri. The state's governor, Warren E. Hearnes, issued the proclamation a few weeks earlier as part of the planned festivities that would be held in Marceline on September 11, 1968 to celebrate the United States Postal Service's release of the commemorative Walt Disney postage stamp.

For an excellent reporting of that day's events, check out the article "Walt Disney's Stamp of Approval" by Wade Sampson at MousePlanet.

2 comments:

Carrie said...

We are from Kansas City and are huge Disney fans. We went to the Walt Disney Post office dedication/re-naming in Marceline a few years ago. We were able to visit Walt Disney's former house as well. They flew in Mickey from Disneyland. It was a neat experience. They also have something called Toonfest in Marceline every year. We've been able to see/meet Charles Soloman and Tony Baxter. Love you blog and listening to you on WDWRadio!

Hans Perk said...

The document you posted was mailed out, folded in a card with on its back the reprint of a 1938 Marceline News article by Walt. You can read these on my blog here...