IN HONOR OF PENNSYLVANIA VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS ANNUAL STATE LOYALTY DAY
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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IN HONOR OF PENNSYLVANIA VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS ANNUAL STATE LOYALTY 
                                  DAY

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                          HON. PATRICK MEEHAN

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the Pennsylvania 
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Annual State Loyalty Day celebration 
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on May 1, 2013.
   Loyalty Day was officially recognized by Congress on July 18, 1958. 
President Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1959 the first official 
observance of Loyalty Day. President Eisenhower's proclamation declares 
Loyalty Day ``a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the 
United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American 
freedom.''
   Our veterans have protected that freedom for generations. Their 
devotion and dedication to our nation set an example for American 
loyalty. I thank all of our nation's veterans for their service and 
sacrifice for our nation, and I thank the Pennsylvania Veterans of 
Foreign Wars for its tireless work in speaking out on behalf of 
veterans and promoting cherished American values.

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