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Trump Proclaims May 1 Loyalty Day (So Did Every President Going Back To Eisenhower)

The day has been marked annually since 1955, but America's presidents describe loyalty in markedly different ways.
President Trump, seen saluting an American flag during his inaugural parade, issued a statement in honor of Loyalty Day on May 1, as many presidents have before him. Source: Mark Wilson

In proclaiming May 1 as Loyalty Day, President Trump described it as a day meant "to express our country's loyalty to individual liberties, to limited government, and to the inherent dignity of every human being."

The proclamation further describes the American values and "unique heritage" the president intends the day to honor:

"As one Nation, we will always stand strong against the threats of terrorism and lawlessness. The loyalty of our citizenry sends a clear signal to our allies and enemies that the United States will never yield from our way of life. Through the Department of Defense and other national security agencies, we are working to destroy ISIS, and to secure for all Americans the liberty terrorists seek to extinguish. We humbly thank our brave service members and veterans who have worn our Nation's uniform — from the American Revolution to the present day."

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