Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!


Hey Friends!

I hope you are enjoying your last visits to amusement parks, cook outs, special vacation spots as summer is coming to a close.

School's will be starting up soon (or already have since August 25,2014) as fall is right a round the corner.

Today September 1, 2014  the United States is celebrating a national holiday called "Labor Day". 

What is Labor Day you asked?  

1) 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 our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

1) Source: http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm

We hope all our friends who work hard in the United States have a safe and fun Labor Day Holiday!  Thank you for all your hard work!

Until Then,


Reighard

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