Labor day has been with us as a holiday for quite a while. In 1882 New York Citys’ Central Labor Union sought a way to give the working citizens a day off. In 1894 Congress made it a National holiday. It has been celebrated the first Monday of September in our country since the 1880s. The first Labor Day proposal was to have a parade to exhibit to the public the strength and brotherhood of the trade and labor groups. This was to be followed by a festival for all workers and family. In 1909, the American Federation of Labor passed a resolution that the Sunday preceeding Labor Day be adopted as Labor Sunday in dedication to the spiritual and education aspects of the labor movement.
Today, Labor Day is oftern referred to as a day of rest. Families with school age children consider see it as the last time to travel before school begins. As of late though, some areas have schools starting before the holiday. A lot of teenagers and younger adults see it as another excuse for a party, and of course it has typically been the beginning of the NCAA football season, and the NFL season.
We may not be around much tomorrow because We’re one of the people that will be working. The wife’s a nurse and scheduled to work and I took on an impossible job nobody else wanted. Since I’m told it can’t be done, I figure it’s just going to take a little longer.
So if you have tomorrow off, enjoy it; and if you have to work, we hope you at least get holiday pay for doing so. The weather looks to be great and we hope you have a good one.
As you know, comments on this or anything else are welcome.