Newport Loyalty Days

Posted by OCVA / May 3, 2014

Celebrating the 58th annual Newport Loyalty Day & Sea Fair Festival. 

Along with our annual parade, the Newport Loyalty Day’s festivities this year will again include the Field of Flags, the Queen’s Coronation, Davis Show Carnival, car shows hosted throughout town, Coast Hills Running Club’s Fun Run, Vietnam Veteran’s remembrance with our annual Reading of the Names, Field of Flags  and the Coast Hills Mt. Bike Race are many activites you will find in and around Newport during this weekend.

Loyalty Day was originated by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) on the East Coast, with Newport’s Veteran’s 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.

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