Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. According to Wikipedia, “The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations, followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
With unemployment at current levels it might seem we have nothing to celebrate. However, our great country has experienced and has always overcome challenging times in the past and we will do it again. It is a day to spend with family, friends and co-workers to celebrate, be grateful and give thanks for all we do have.
In order to be a nation of strong workers, we need strong, healthy bodies.
We wish everyone a TurboCharged Labor Day!
Dian & Tom
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