Fifty two year old fifty star flag

Discussion in 'Flag Identification and Collecting' started by Ric Tester, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Ric Tester

    Ric Tester New Member

    Good day forum members. I have acquired a fairly old 50 star flag - sewn. The most interesting thing was the accompanying articles and notes. The packet had never been opened since new.
     

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  2. Dexter Cole

    Dexter Cole Member

    I've never heard of "Loyalty Day" , very cool set you have. I agree with the sentiments of the note and wonder if it was in response to the anti Vietnam protests at the time (1966).
     
  3. Peter Ansoff

    Peter Ansoff USA Flag Site Admin

    Actually, Loyalty Day dates back to the 1920s, and was originally a reaction to the supposed threat of Communism. It was deliberately set on May Day, which was (and still is) a celebration of labor and workers' rights in much of the world. It's a recognized observance per the US Code.
     
  4. Ric Tester

    Ric Tester New Member

    There is more - Since you have expressed interest, I will post it soon.
     
  5. FlagAdvocate

    FlagAdvocate Member

    Peter Ansoff is correct: "It's a recognized observance per the US Code". The following is a link to the appropriate section of the US Code: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/36/115

    However, I don't recall in recent memory the President issuing a Proclamation to observe Loyalty Day.
     
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  7. FoxValleyMike

    FoxValleyMike Member

    So Loyalty day is basically our version of May Day in Europe? Man I need more flag pole brackets :)
     
  8. Peter Ansoff

    Peter Ansoff USA Flag Site Admin

    So Loyalty day is basically our version of May Day in Europe?

    Well, not exactly. May Day was "International Workers Day", an expression of solidarity among workers around the world. This was viewed seditious and unpatriotic in the US, and Loyalty Day was a reaction to that. Loyalty Day was first observed in the 1920s, but wasn't made an official annual observance until 1958, during the "red scare."
     
  9. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Mike!
    I think we had a discussion about brackets and such back in May and/or June (July?).

    Robin
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  10. FoxValleyMike

    FoxValleyMike Member

    LOL yeah we did. I still havent taken the bush out though. Thats on the honey do list for the Spring now.
     

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