55th Annual Loyalty Days

Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2011

Loyalty Day was originated by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) on the East Coast, with Newport’s veterans starting our local Loyalty Day celebration in May of 1956. As the celebration continued to spread throughout the nation, Congress wrote a Joint Resolution and President Eisenhower signed the Bill into law designating the First of May as Loyalty Day, a special day set aside for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. With Newport’s strong support of the Loyalty Day tradition and its designation as a Coast Guard City USA, we invite you to share in this year’s celebration. April 28 – May 1, 2011

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