ShadZ (shadzane) wrote,

Happy Loyalty Day?

It turns out that in addition to May Day, today is (was, since it is almost over) Loyalty Day. And what is Loyalty Day? It turns out to be an American reaction to the fact that many communist (& socialist) countries celebrate their Labor Day on May 1. So, in the 1920's, someone invented Americanization Day for Americans to celebrate on May 1, which soon morphed into Loyalty Day. Eventually in 1958, the congress made Loyalty Day an official holiday.

So what are you supposed to do on Loyalty Day? Well, reaffirmation your loyalty to the United States and recognize the heritage of American freedom, of course. That'll show the commies!

And why does Loyalty Day still exist now that the Cold War is over? Beats me, but President Clinton re-proclaimed Loyalty Day in 1993, and President Dubya did the same in 2007, so I guess we are still stuck with it for a while...
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