POST 5921 - Morton, Illinois
Welcome to our Post. We are very proud of the membership we have as well as our Post’s facility.
We are located at 2310 Veterans Rd, Morton, IL 61550 and currently have 130 associated members.
We meet every month at the Post Hall on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
Please come join us and become involved in our club. As well as the monthly meetings throughout the year, we also have many events at our post that we would welcome your participation in.
We look forward to seeing you at our next regular meeting.
Loyalty Day is observed on May 1 in the United States. It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom
For more than a century, May 1 has been celebrated as International Workers’ Day. It’s a national holiday in more than eighty countries. But here in the land of the free, May 1 has been officially declared “Loyalty Day” by President Obama. It’s a day “for the reaffirmation of loyalty”—not to the international working class, but to the United States of America.
Obama isn’t the first president to declare May 1 Loyalty Day—that was President Eisenhower, in 1959, after Congress made it an official holiday in the fall of 1958. Loyalty Day, the history books explain, was “intended to replace” May Day. Every president since Ike has issued an official Loyalty Day proclamation for May 1.
The presidential proclamation always calls on people to “display the flag.” In case you were wondering, that’s the stars and stripes, not the red flag. Especially in the fifties, if you didn’t display the stars and stripes on Loyalty Day, your neighbors might conclude that you were some kind of red.
During the 1930's and 1940's, May Day parades in New York City involved hundreds of thousands of people. Labor unions, Communist and Socialist parties, and left-wing fraternal and youth groups would march down Fifth Avenue and end up at Union Square for stirring speeches on class solidarity.
The first May Day proclamation made the Cold War context pretty clear: “Loyalty to the United States of America,” Ike said, “is essential to the preservation of our freedoms in a world threatened by totalitarianism.” That was the idea: “we” represented freedom, and “they” were “the enemies of freedom.” Obama’s proclamation in 2013 said that on Loyalty Day we should reaffirm our commitment to “liberty, equality, and justice for all.”
Jon Wiener- contributing editor of The Nation.
MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SATURDAY - NOON - 9 PM
SUNDAY - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY - $6.00 Home Style Dinner
(served from 4:30- 7:00)
*Look below for the weekly menu*
Serving: 4:30 - 7:00
Please join us for dinner!
For more information:
Call - 266-5031
Hope to see you here for dinner.
*some menu items subject to change due to cook's choice
Be sure to brighten their day with a special wish on these members' birthdays!
Bud N. Fair 10-Apr.
Jason L. Wolfe 10-Apr.
Dennis D. Winter 11-Apr.
Gene Dennis 12-Apr.
John L. Lambert 13-Apr.
William B. Day 20-Apr.
Robert W. Koehler 22-Apr.
David L. Frank 22-Apr.
William F. Nordsiek 24-Apr.
Andy Worlow 28-Apr.
Adrian R. Augusting 29-Apr.
Bradley B. Wheeler 30-Apr.