Monday, September 3, 2007

Celebrate Labor Day - And Say Goodbye To Summer

My Summer was pleasant, and it flew by - Labor Day signals the end of Summer as we move into Autumn.

Find out more about Labor Day here at the Department of Labor Webpage - Here's an excerpt:
"Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."

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.
And this is from another webpage:
It was meant as a celebration of the working class. The Socialist Party held a similar celebration of the working class on May 1. This date eventually became known as May Day, and was celebrated by Socialists and Communists in commemoration of the working man. In the U.S., the first Monday in September was selected to reject any identification with Communism.

Americans recognize it to be more of the unofficial end of the summer season. In the northern half of the U.S. at least, the summer vacation season begins with Memorial Day and ends with Labor Day.
Well, it is important to recognize the working men and women in our country and I hope you all enjoy your Labor Day celebrations, or whatever it is that you choose to do today. Have Fun!