April 24, 2017 - Loyalty Day originally began as "Americanization Day" in 1921 as a counter to the Communists’ May 1 celebration of the Russian Revolution. On May 1, 1930, 10,000 VFW members staged a rally at New York’s Union Square to promote patriotism. May 1st evolved into Loyalty Day and the first official observance of the day was in 1959 after the signing of Public Law 85-529 on July 18, 1958.
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to join them at the Veteran’s Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center to reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of American and pay tribute to the heritage of American freedom. This program will take place on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.