Loyalty Day, 2007
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
April 30, 2007

America was founded by patriots who risked their lives to bring freedom to our Nation. Today, our citizens are grateful for our Founding Fathers and confident in the principles that lead us forward. On Loyalty Day, we celebrate the blessings of freedom and remember our responsibility to continue our legacy of liberty.

Our Nation has never been united simply by blood, birth, or soil, but instead has always been united by the ideals that move us beyond our background and teach us what it means to be Americans. We believe deeply in freedom and self-government, values embodied in our cherished documents and defended by our troops over the course of generations. Our citizens hold the truths of our founding close to their hearts and demonstrate their loyalty in countless ways. We are inspired by the patriotic service of the men and women who wear our Nation’s uniform with honor and decency. The military spouses and families who stand by their loved ones represent the best of the American spirit, and we are profoundly grateful for their sacrifice. Our country is strengthened by the millions of volunteers who show deep compassion toward their neighbors in need. All citizens can express their loyalty to the United States by flying the flag, participating in our democracy, and learning more about our country’s grand story of courage and simple dream of dignity.

The Congress, by Public Law 85-529, as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as “Loyalty Day.” This Loyalty Day, and throughout the year, I ask all Americans to join me in reaffirming our allegiance to our Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2007, as Loyalty Day. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in this national observance and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day as a symbol of pride in our Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.


Meine Ehre heißt Treue – My honour is loyalty (the motto of the SS).

i wonder how long it’s going to be before they start demanding loyalty oaths from ordinary citizens before they do things like buy gas, or groceries… 8/

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  1. I heard about this. I have hopes that people will ignore this development because of Bush’s pervasive unpopularity or, more likely, because people are apathetic and don’t care about arbitrary, secular, uncommercialized, government-declared holidays. I predict that Loyalty Day will be like Flag Day 2.0, celebrated by second graders, but more commonly known as No One Gives a Shit Day to everyone else. If Loyalty Day does catch on for some reason, I will just take to wishing people a “Happy Beltane” on May 1st in the coming years. Or I’ll say it’s my Birthday. Something like that.

    The icon is a nice touch (~_^)

  2. if nothing else, it means that he won’t be in office the next time it comes around… and if enough of us take offense with having a day that makes us look like nazi germany, maybe we’ll repeal public law 85-529 before then, and george w. bush will be on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity…

    on the other hand, maybe this is only the beginning, and by next “loyalty day” they will be demanding oaths from us so that we can buy gas or groceries… 8b

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