CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Labor Day in the U.S.A.

Today is Labor Day in the United States of America. This is (deservedly) a national holiday, and a favorite three-day-weekend for many.

(An aside: Often children go back to school on the Tuesday after Labor Day. This was true for me when I was in school...)

You know, it's very easy to forget WHY we celebrate this holiday: "The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker."

The History of Labor Day

I've just said a prayer for all the American workers, in thanksgiving for what they provide our nation.

That done, I'm ready to do what most of us do on Labor Day -- PAR-TEE!!! Hahahahahahahaha. Okay, yes, this is a GREAT day off! (Of course, considering Marilyn and I were already on vacation, it doesn't really impact us. But I'm happy for everyone else who gets today off work!)

Tags: 2010, holiday, september-2010

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