History of the holiday:
Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September and this holiday’s purpose is to pay tribute to the achievements and contributions of American workers. It became a federal holiday in the year 1894 and was created by the labor movement at the conclusion of the 19th century. And, for many Americans, Labor Day marks the end of summer and is celebrated with barbeques and parades.
This year, during these troubling economic times, we extend our thoughts and prayers for speedy employment resolutions to those American workers who are experiencing difficulty in their job searches.
Our empathy also for those victims of Hurricane Isaac. We know it will take time and money to rebuild and that the personal losses you have suffered can not be replaced or minimized. If readers have a moment, please donate to the Red Cross Hurricane Isaac effort. You can visit www.redcross.com or text your donation:
Be healthy and safe, all.
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