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2003-05-07

May Day? or Loyalty Day?

Ah, the government! Did you know that May 1st was
Loyalty Day?

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2003, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance. I also call upon government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Loyalty Day.

GWB did not invent this. It has a history that goes back at least to 1947 and, in part at least, was intended to subsume May Day as an international day celebrating the labor movement. As the linked article says, "Today, the United States stands virtually alone among the industrialized nations in officially ignoring the historical and political significance of May Day for the Labor movement." Sometimes I'm so embarrassed to be an American.



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