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Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly establishing Loyalty Day (Dec. 18, 1953)

Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly

Dec. 18, 1953


No. 179 (House Resolution No. 314-1001e).

A Resolution.

Proposing to direct the Governor to designate May 1 of each year as “Loyalty Day.”

Whereas, there exist on this earth today certain forces dedicated to the despicable proposition that the State is an end in itself, superior to all the traditional concepts of individual liberty; and

Whereas, the proponents of this collectivistic and tyrannical philosophy of Bolshevism do by cunning and demagogic displays and expositions, disseminate their false propaganda; and

Whereas, it is altogether fitting and proper that the people of this sovereign State combat the base supplications of these godless hordes of socialism by a rededication of our lives to God, country, and the sacred course of individual liberty;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the General Assembly of Georgia, that the Governor be authorized and directed by proclamation to designate May 1 of each year as “Loyalty Day”, at which time all the citizens of this State shall reaffirm their beliefs, as aforesaid.

Approved December 18, 1953.

Ga. Laws 1953, Nov.-Dec. Session, p. 461.