The most honorable in their selective fields will be recognized by those who served their country the most honorably.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6525 of Rockdale will host Loyalty Day May 15 at their building located on Highway 79 West from 11 a.m. until a little after noon.
Loyalty Day is a holiday celebrated nationally on May 1 and was first observed in 1921. What was then known as Americanization Day has been celebrated in Rockdale since the 1950’s.
Loyalty Day was created in response to May Day as International Worker’s Day celebrated by the Soviet Union.
"What we do is honor various employees of the year from the sheriff’s department, police officer, EMT’s, Firefighters, natural resources, armed law enforcement officer and first responders and dispatchers," Rockdale VFW Loyalty Day Chairman Robert Timian said.
The teacher of the year will also be recognized, along with the winner of the Voice of Democracy Essay for high school students.
Along with the awards and recognition the VFW will also serve hamburgers and hot dogs available free to the public.