VFW LOYALTY DAY OBSERVANCE
Loyalty Day originally began as "Americanization Day" in 1921 as a counter
to the Communists' May 1 celebration of the Russian Revolution. On May 1,
1930, 10,000 VFW members staged a rally at New York's Union Square to
promote patriotism. May 1st evolved into Loyalty Day and the first
official observance of the day was in 1959 after the signing of Public Law
85-529 on July 18, 1958.