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How many people truly understand why we celebrate Labor Day? Other than it being a National holiday, a day off work and the unofficial end of summer, what does it mean?
Labor Day is an annual tribute to the contributions the American worker has made to our country’s strengths, freedoms and leadership. After more than 100 years, it is still unclear as to who first proposed the holiday for workers. The first Labor Day holiday occurred on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in NYC as a labor union celebration. In 1884, the first Monday in September was selected as the official holiday because it was halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. It has been a National holiday since 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the law making it a National holiday which was interesting because he was not a supporter of labor unions.
This Monday, take a moment and think what Labor Day is really about.
We continue calling State capitals and hope to have this effort completed in the very near future. This will be a big milestone, as we will then have senior discount offers in all 50 states!
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"It is always in season for old men to learn."Aeschylus
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