Inspirational Quote About Labor Day

Today’s Tip about …
Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. It is recognized as a federal holiday.

“Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers’ grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation’s character”

~ Thomas E. Perez

(Thomas Edward Perez is an American Democratic Party politician and attorney who was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2017)

The first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City in 1887.  The Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor organized the first parade to honor labor and American workers.

J. McGuire, Vice President of the American Federation of Labor, is frequently credited as the father of Labor Day in the United States.

More recently, Labor Day is a time of family picnics, camping and, in some communities, parades.  Like Memorial Day, which ushers in the beginning of the summer season, Labor Day, typically signifies the end of summer and beginning of the school year.

I want to close this section by one final humorous quote about Labor Day:

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. “

~Doug Larson

(Doug Larson, February 10, 1926 to April 1, 2017, was a columnist and editor for several mid-western newspapers.)

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