ディズニーランドは、中に亡くなった海兵隊員を称える 2021 カブールの攻撃

マリンランスCpl. ディラン・メローラ, 20, 8月に殺害されたカリフォルニア出身. 26 アメリカでの自爆テロ. アフガニスタンからの撤退. 13 我ら. サービスメンバー were killed in the attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport – which also killed at least 170 Afghan civilians and injured more than 150 その他.

The Merola family was acknowledged during the Disneyland Resort Flag Retreat Ceremony in Anaheim, カリフォルニア. Merola’s family was in attendance, including his mother, his grandparents and his sister.

Merola's family was acknowledged during the ceremony.

Merola’s family was acknowledged during the ceremony. (Disneyland Resort)

It meant so much to me today to honor my son,” Cheryl Rex, Merola’s mother, 前記. “As he was growing up, we attended a lot of things at Disneyland. We had season passes since he was little.

放棄された米国 $ 7タリバンの乗っ取りに先立つアフガニスタンの軍事機器のB

ランス伍長. Dylan Merola was killed in Kabul attack.

ランス伍長. Dylan Merola was killed in Kabul attack. (Deborah Gembara/Mana Rabiee)

It’s very meaningful. It’s a special place to us,” Rex added.

Family members say that Merola had only been in Afghanistan for less than two weeks when he was killed during the tragic attack.

これらは、カブール空港攻撃で殺害された米国のサービスメンバーです

マリンランスCpl. ディラン・メローラ, who died during the U.S. アフガニスタンからの撤退, was honored at Disneyland.

マリンランスCpl. ディラン・メローラ, who died during the U.S. アフガニスタンからの撤退, was honored at Disneyland. (Disneyland Resort)

The ceremony – which has been a tradition at Disney resort parks for decades – is held daily both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Merola’s ceremony was not the only time the Walt Disney Company honored the service members who died during the Afghanistan withdrawal. They held a similar Disneyland ceremony for Hunter Lopez, a 22-year old Marine, 9月中 2021.

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マリンランスCpl. Dylan Merola was one of 13 service members killed in the 2021 Kabal attack.

マリンランスCpl. Dylan Merola was one of 13 service members killed in the 2021 Kabal attack. (Disneyland Resort)

According to his mother, Lopez was a big fan of Disney. He reportedly told his parents he wanted to be buried with a lightsaber he made at Disneyland in 2019.

Merola's mother Cheryl Rex was presented with the Navy Achievement Medal.

Merola’s mother Cheryl Rex was presented with the Navy Achievement Medal. (Disneyland Resort)

As we walked into Disneyland, the marching band was coming out onto Main Street [U.S.A.] and started to play a スターウォーズ 歌,” Hunter’s mother Alicia told Disney Parks Blog. “We don’t know if it was Disney magic or whether it was Hunter, but either way it felt good knowing he was there with us.

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