Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Today, the first Monday in September, is a celebration of American workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), "It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

The first Labor Day was celebrated September 5, 1882, a Tuesday. Two years later, the date was fixed as the first Monday in September, and on June 28, 1894, Labor Day became a national holiday.

Click here to read more about Labor Day from the DOL. The Labor Day 2010 website also has great resources for further study, including news stories, a history of Labor Day, and the work of the DOL.

How do you celebrate the hard workers in your family?

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