Skip to comments.Loyalty Day, 2003 (May 1 Declared by GWB)
Posted on 04/30/2006 11:33:34 AM PDT by petkus
By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation
To be an American is not a matter of blood or birth. Our citizens are bound by ideals that represent the hope of all mankind: that all men are created equal, endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. On Loyalty Day, we reaffirm our allegiance to our country and resolve to uphold the vision of our Forefathers.
Our founding principles have endured, guiding our Nation toward progress and prosperity and allowing the United States to be a leader among nations of the world. Throughout our history, honorable men and women have demonstrated their loyalty to America by making remarkable sacrifices to preserve and protect these values.
Today, America's men and women in uniform are protecting our Nation, defending the peace of the world, and advancing the cause of liberty. The world has seen again the fine character of our Nation through our military as they fought to protect the innocent and liberate the oppressed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are honored by the service of foreign nationals in our Armed Services whose willingness to risk their lives for a country they cannot yet call their own is proof of the loyalty this country inspires. Their service and sacrifice are a testament to their love for America, and our soldiers' honor on and off the battlefield reaffirms our Nation's most deeply held beliefs: that every life counts, and that all humans have an unalienable right to live as free people.
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Make a Stand on May Day.
LOL - the President "calls" upon the Nation to give thanks every 4th Thursday in November too - you think that should be "ordered"?
Only 10 more days and I'll be 49. I think that maybe next year......I'll be 48... The year after......47 Until I get back down to 39. When my mom died at age 82...she was only 39, too. LOL
I put my flag up this morning. There's a good number of Hispanics in my neighborhood, and I'm betting that a number of them are illegals. I'm the son of a legal immigrant, and I've had it. My dad's family had to wait years to come to the U.S., and these jokers just slip across the border.
Happy Loyalty Day!
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