Labor Day is a federal holiday that is celebrated on the first Monday of September. This day is meant to celebrate the hard working men and women and the economic and social contributions of these workers. Labor Day is a patriotic day to celebrate the strength, prosperity and the well-being of our nation! In 1882, the Central Labor Union of New York City sought to create a day off of work for working citizens!
This year’s Labor Day feels different from years past. Our nation is so divided and conflicted today! Some may say this due to it being an election year, I believe there is much more going on. Covid-19 has also, played a huge part in our Nations distress too! Take a look at your own community and see the restaurants, bars and stores that have had to close in these past few months. How do we celebrate a day that’s supposed to be focused on strength, prosperity and well-being when many of us are just holding on by our fingernails?
This Labor Day is a reminder of what makes The United States of America United! The United States of America was built by a collection of hard workers with so many differences, similarities, ideas and thoughts! When you combine all these super powers you have a Nation that can thrive, be strong and have happiness for all! This Labor Day we can pause and reflect on the true meaning that Labor Day represents! Together we can continue to celebrate our Nations strengths, prosperity and well-being it’s just going to take hard work from all of us each and every day!
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.