We have held fast to the principles at our country’s core: service and citizenship; courage and the common good; liberty, equality, and justice for all.
This is our Nation’s heritage, and it is what we remember on Loyalty Day. It is an occasion that asks something of us as a people: to rediscover those ageless truths our Founders held to be self-evident, and to renew them in our own time. We look back to Americans who did the same, from generation to generation — citizens who strengthened our democracy, organizers who made it broader, service members who gave everything to protect it. These patriots and pioneers remind us that while our path to a more perfect Union is unending, with hope and hard work, we can move forward together.
Yes, the common good, democracy (mob rule, not a republic), and organizers who broadened democracy and reduced the republic, all us moving forward together. These are things the pioneers worked for.
Just different pioneers.
In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as “Loyalty Day.”
Loyalty day was established back in 1921 in contrast to May Day, but it’s easy to see the changes it goes through depending on who’s president, and how now it’s sounding more and more like International Worker’s Day.