Loyalty does not seem all that popular anymore. Finding fault with your country, whether that’s the US, France or Egypt seems to be all the rage these days. Things are always better someplace other than where you are. We use to be proud of our country, our family and our friends, today we think we have to cover up all heir faults. That’s sad.
We use to compare ourselves to apple pie. Something fairly innocent and still filled with goodness. Now we use apples from China to make our apple pie. I am not sure why we don’t use American apples, but most don’t.
For a short while we seemed to be proud of our military. Of course that was back when we were allowed to actually win the wars we fought (And normally to someone else’s benefit).
We use to honor the office of the president, even if we didn’t like the politics they preached. Now everything seems to be taken down party lines and whether it’s Trump or Obama they are called fools by those from the other side.
Well Loyalty Day was established by Congress, Public Law- on July 8th, 1958 and signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 1, 1959. It had been celebrated since the 1920’s though, back when people use to be proud of who they were and what they stood for.
How to celebrate – Well, at least for today, find something about the country you live in that you can look upon favorably. Honor those who have fought, and often died, and thank for their service. Fly your flag outside for all to see. (If it’s still legal in your area.)