Loyalty Day

Most people know that May brings with it two of the biggest holidays of spring: Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.  However, if you’re looking for a celebration in May, you don’t have to wait very long after the month begins because May 1st is a holiday, too.

May 1 is known as Loyalty Day in the U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared May 1 Loyalty Day in the fall of 1958, amid the Cold War and the Red Scare, and it effectively replaced May Day in the country. Every president since then has issued a presidential proclamation for Loyalty Day on May 1 to “reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of America and pay tribute to the heritage of American freedom,” according to President Barack H. Obama’s Loyalty Day proclamation.

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After the performance comes the treats!

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Ready for Bingo!

Sun was shining brightly, just the gentlest of breezes blowing by the way and a good day for a gathering!  A very nice crowd gathered for a Loyalty Day observance Friday, May 1st at the VFW Hall.  Everyone was greeted at the door with a bouquet of Poppies and a welcoming smile.  Musical entertainment was provided by the 6th Grade class from Anamoose-Drake Elementary school, led by Mrs. Holler.

Judy Buchholz Frueh, of Martin, author of “Laughing Solo” and “To Be a Hannah” also gave an inspiring presentation, followed by Bingo games and a lovely lunch.  Everyone that was lucky at Bingo took home a beautiful plant.

It was a good day to be an American in a small community on the plains in central North Dakota USA.

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1 Response to Loyalty Day

  1. cindi Pawlik says:

    Great to see everyone having a good time 🙂

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