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DEVENS — The Department of Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Loyalty Day Ceremony Sunday.

Loyalty Day, originally known as “Americanization Day,” was enacted into public law by Congress in 1958, established to counteract the May 1 celebrations of the Communist party in the United States and honor all merit that encompasses this free Nation. Loyalty Day has continued to be a day worth recognizing despite the fact that the Communist threat has greatly subsided over the years.

Today the holiday continues to reaffirm the American principles of freedom and democracy. In addition to Loyalty Day, the ceremony will also honor Vietnam veterans and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event will be held on Fort Devens, Building 623 at 10:30 a.m. This event is open to the public.