This year we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Labor Day holiday. Has it really been around that long?!
Labor Day officially became a federal holiday in June 1894 and was enacted to honor the American labor movement. Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official public holiday. By the time it became a federal holiday, thirty U.S. states officially adopted and celebrated Labor Day.
Labor Day has often been called “the unofficial end of summer”. Many families take their yearly vacations around this time of year, just to have one last ‘fling’ before the kids go back to school and the season changes.
So, here’s to the hard-working American; the backbone of our country! Enjoy the long holiday weekend!
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Thomas Jefferson