Labor Day

by Lois Etienne on September 3, 2012

in Holiday,Lifestyle

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, 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 our country.

Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor said, “All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day…is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation.”

America’s labor force 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 ideals of economic and political democracy. Laborers are made up of factory workers to mothers, builders of bridges to building microchips, pilots to garbage collectors.

In our many years of taking care of seniors we have assisted many people who have been the backbone of our nation…military generals and sergeants, musicians, professors, inventors, an acrobat, business owners and a multitude of mothers! It is appropriate, therefore, on Labor Day, that we pay tribute to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker. And don’t forget to thank a senior!

 

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