Labor Day

by Lois Etienne on September 5, 2011

in Holiday

The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. It was created to honor the social and economic achievements of US workers. Today we have unemployment rates of over 9%…we don’t HAVE to work 16 hour days for pennies…more than 800,000 US homes have gone into foreclosure.

Labor Day is more the signal summer is over and a new school year and football season is starting!

I don’t know if we have a lot to celebrate and I think the holiday has lost most of its punch..or has it?

But, considering that we work with LOTS of folks who are over 90 years old, I’m sure that generation looks upon Labor Day very differently. We, as Americans, can never forget how fortunate we are. I’m sure there are people who live all over the world who would love to change places with us in a hot second! Child labor, slavery and many other labor problems run uncontrollably around the world.

If you don’t want to celebrate Labor Day because of today’s woes, just remember how blessed you are to live in America.

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