My Tribute to Labor Day

For my readers who don’t live in big US of A, we’re celebrating Labor Day today. To give you some background of our holiday today, I found this on the US Department of Labor website:

Labor Day: What it Means

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.

The observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday β€” a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day.

So there you go …. this is my seat for Labor Day celebration.

What are your plans today?

7 thoughts on “My Tribute to Labor Day

  1. I’ve been reflecting on what Labor Day has meant to me over the years. Up north it was the last day of summer, before the kids went back to school. Employers often sponsored picnics for their employees and their families, a way of thanking them for their contributions to the business.

    In Florida, after I became a single parent of four, Labor Day was always a day of labor. It was a busy end of tourist season weekend in the restaurants, and it was always “all hands on deck.” I’d have a BBQ with the kids when I got home from work.

    Now, in retirement, I think about all the people who’s labor make my life easier: the staff at my favorite restaurant who see me come through the door and have my coffee at my favorite table before I get to it, the staff at the doctor’s office who take extra good care of me, the ladies at the lab who know I have to have blood taken after a fast and understand my lack of joy before coffee, and especially my children who go out of their way to make sure I have any little thing my heart desires, and many of the big things as well.

    Maybe we should have a parade, all of those who labor all year…but then, who would watch? Just us old, retired people!

    • I knew some other countries celebrate but wasn’t sure which ones. Thanks for letting me know about Canada! And what kind of day are you having if you forgot to hit the adult beverage store before the holiday?!?!?

      Yeah we had a great summer but – man, it went WAY too fast! Hope you, your family and Tucker are having a good day today πŸ™‚

      • I found this store… 2 inch thick striploins and cabernet merlot. Its hot and humid and gorgeous here in Ontario. sun is just setting….Cheers to you and yours also Penny!

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