Thursday, August 30, 2012

Labor Day Means More Than Time Off School

Since 1884, we Americans have been observing our Labor Day federal holiday on the first Monday in September. The first Labor Day, however, took place on a Tuesday in 1882. Every year since, it has become a time for our nation to pay tribute
to the contributions and achievements of American workers.

Here’s a quote from the Albert Einstein that seems especially fitting:
“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”
For me, Labor Day also gives me a chance to reflect on the history of our great nation. The American worker created so much of our strength, freedom and leadership. This day of commemoration also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans.

What does the holiday mean to you?

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