Barrar Recognizes Loyalty Day in Pennsylvania
4/29/2011

The House of Representatives unanimously approved Rep. Stephen E. Barrar’s (R-Chester/Delaware) House Resolution 229, which designates May 1 as “Loyalty Day” in Pennsylvania. 

“Loyalty Day is about patriotism and remembering all the things that make the United States the best country in the world,” said Barrar.  “I recognize how blessed I am to be a citizen of this nation, and I am proud to be a loyal citizen of America.” 

Barrar is majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. 

On May 1, the Department of Pennsylvania, Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct its annual Loyalty Day program at the state Capitol. 

The commemoration of Loyalty Day began in 1958 under President Dwight Eisenhower and is celebrated every year on May 1. As such, the president of the United States annually issues a proclamation calling on officials to proudly display the U.S. flag on all government buildings this day, and citizens and elected officials are encouraged to observe this day in schools and in their communities. 

“We can never take for granted all we enjoy as American citizens,” said Barrar.  “This is truly a country of opportunity, freedom and self-determination.” 

State Representative Steve Barrar
160th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Nicole Wamsley
nwamsley@pahousegop.com
717.783.8063
SteveBarrar.com
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