Newport Loyalty Days
Loyalty Day was originated by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) on the East Coast, with Newports 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 Newports strong support of the Loyalty Day tradition and its designation as a Coast Guard City USA, we invite you to share in this years celebration.
Enjoy the Davis Show Carnival in South Beach all weekend long. The Loyalty Days Parade takes place Saturday at noon in the center of town. Thr Newport Vietnam Memorial Walk is held Friday evening.