EDITORIAL: Being loyal to your countryLoyalty day is coming up fast, but few people even know it’s about to occur.
Loyalty day is coming up fast, but few people even know it’s about to occur.
On May 1, everyone in the United States is supposed to take a moment to recognize the freedoms we all enjoy. The idea behind the special day is that we are all to show our loyalty and love of our country by displaying the American flag and by having ceremonies in schools and in communities.
Some places do take the time to celebrate the day, with parades and such, but most areas often let the day pass without any fanfare.
The holiday was first observed in 1921 and was known as “Americanization” day. It was viewed as a counter rally to the Russian and Communist holidays on May 1 that celebrate labor.
Loyalty Day became a legal holiday in 1958, but it is not a federally recognized day off for people. The significance of the day has waned ever since.
When May 1 arrives, take a moment to appreciate the freedoms we often take for granted. We are reminded regularly that Americans are blessed beyond measure to call this country home.