The Disneyland Resort recently honored retired Marine Col. Jay R. Vargas, who received the Medal of Honor from President Nixon in 1970 for his actions during the Vietnam War, during the daily flag retreat ceremony at Disneyland park. The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor a service member can achieve in the U.S. Armed Forces. There currently are only 79 living recipients.
Vargas and his family drove down Main Street, U.S.A. in the Main Street Fire Engine before being led by the Disneyland Band into Town Square, where the colors were retired in honor of all members of the military. Vargas and his wife, Dottie, spent their honeymoon at the Disneyland Resort and were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.