Why Are You Celebrating?

This week I was going to continue our journey through the best places to relocate or retire to live in North Carolina but this morning I awoke and remembered…

It’s Labor Day weekend!!!

Let’s Celebrate!!!

Labor Day weekend for me as well as for many people I suspect always marks the end of the summer, the kids are going back to school and the anticipation of  fall and winter.

While I love the change of seasons, I’m not always thrilled about the prospect of another long winter filled with snow, cold and short daylight.

Obviously we have all been celebrating Labor Day all our lives but what does it really mean?

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is…

Dedicated 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 America.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City however through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day and on June 28,1894 Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

The observance and celebration of Labor Day were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday —

  • A street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community
  • A festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.

This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day.

The vital force of labor in the United States has 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.

So this year, while your celebrating with your family and friends, take a moment…pay tribute on Labor Day to the creators of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership —

The American Worker!!!

I know I will !!!!

Have a great weekend, be safe and I’ll see you next week when we continue our journey to the best places to live in North Carolina and South Carolina with populations between 30,000 and 50,000.

See You next week!

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