Donald Trump proclaims May 1 as 'Loyalty Day': All you should know
Washington : US President Donald Trump recently announced May 1 as the 'Loyalty Day'. This is not a new type of holiday or something that has been announced by the Trump government. Loyalty Day has been declared annually by every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958.
According to a press release from the White House, 'Loyalty Day' is to be a nationally observed way to "recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles" upon which America was built.
Donald Trump's proclamation reads:
"The United States stands as the world's leader in upholding the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice. Together, and with these fundamental concepts enshrined in our Constitution, our Nation perseveres in the face of those who would seek to harm it."
Purpose of 'Loyalty Day'
"Loyalty Day celebrates the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom," says US Code.
The first 'Loyalty Day' was observed after the First Red Scare in 1921.