Barrar Resolutions Recognize National Guard Day and Loyalty Day on May 1
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today adopted two resolutions authored by Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) to recognize the important role of the Pennsylvania National Guard and to commemorate Loyalty Day.

“The National Guard has a grand tradition in Pennsylvania, and I am very pleased the House is acknowledging the sacrifices and service of our guardsmen with this resolution,” said Barrar, majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. “During times of war, emergencies and natural disasters, the men and women of the Pennsylvania National Guard have served this Commonwealth with distinction. I join my colleagues in the House in celebrating the guard.”

The House unanimously approved House Resolution 696, which designates May 1, as “National Guard Day” in Pennsylvania and details the history, accomplishments and dedication of Pennsylvania’s soldiers.

The House also unanimously approved House Resolution 697, which designates May 1, as “Loyalty Day” in Pennsylvania. The history of Loyalty Day goes back to 1958 when it was first instituted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“As a veteran and a public servant, Loyalty Day has a very special meaning to me,” said Barrar. “Loyalty Day is about affirming one’s allegiance to our great nation and finding ways to serve the causes of freedom, liberty and democracy. These are concepts that are just as vital today as they were in 1776, 1958 and September 2001.”

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State Representative Steve Barrar
160th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Nicole Wamsley
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