“Loyalty Days” Parade

Back in the 1950s, Newport was one of the many communities all over the US that began celebrating “Loyalty Days” on or around May 1. As I understand it, this was done to directly combat the Communists’ appropriation of May Day as a socialist holiday. It was during the Cold War, remember. Well, most communities have let Loyalty Day go by the wayside, but not us. We have a parade about this time every year. Usually it is on the first Saturday in May, but this year it was on the April 30. This is my most interesting picture from yesterday’s parade:

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