Norfolk Loyalty Day Parade

NORFOLK – Hundreds of people took to the streets to celebrate a patriotic holiday on Wednesday.

The Norfolk VFW Post 1644 hosted the annual Loyalty Day Parade that marched in downtown Norfolk Wednesday afternoon.

Students from several public schools along with the Norfolk High School marching band played patriotic songs for the spectators.

The parade route started in the Salvation Army parking lot, heading East on Norfolk Avenue to 2nd Street, North on 2nd Street, and then back West on Braasch to the Salvation Army.

Loyalty Day was first celebrated in 1921 and recognized as a national holiday in 1958. Celebrated on May 1st each year, It is designed to recognize the heritage of American freedom.