Labor Day is a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Now that I know where and when Labor Day started I can truly understand the value they (don’t ask me who they are) put on us American workers. NOT

Only do certain people get Labor Day off. If you are lucky to be in that certain bracket it is glorious. To those who have to work on that day it is not fair. Labor Day holiday should be for everyone. It is one day that nothing should be open so no one will have to work. Then the American people can sit around and maybe talk to one another. Because there would not be any TV or radio, shopping. But wait would that mean all the people in the hospitals would have to go home. No one could go on vacation cause gas stations, hotels, and restaurants would be closed. All the police and firemen would not work so there would probably be a lot of looting and fires caused by people who would get bored. Forget it Labor Day cannot be for everyone.

Happy Labor Day!

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