• Mary Jane Mannella

The Labor of Labor Day

What does Labor Day mean to you? A day off to gather with family? A time for picnics and a super mattress sale? Whatever the reason you enjoy the holiday, take a moment to understand how we are afforded this day of celebration.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a dedication to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the foundation of our nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

We have celebrated as a country for over 100 years. Labor Day is a wonderful reminder of what we can build when we work together. We built this country through our hard work, tenacity and effort.

Source: Information above provided by Department of Labor

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