Labor Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September to honor the laborer. Here’s something many of us have forgotten or never knew. The first Labor Day was organized by Peter J McGuire in 1882. McGuire was a carpenter and one of the leaders of the American union movement.
Over 10,000 workers marched from New York's City Hall to Union Square. After the parade they enjoyed a picnic, concert, and speeches at Reservoir Park with their families. U.S. Congress made this a national holiday in 1894.
In many cities across America, Labor Day continues to be celebrated in the very same fashion.
Different countries around the world also celebrate the holiday along with the United States.
Today, many are not employed and finding it difficult to celebrate this day, but reports state our economy is slowly improving, just as our housing market is on the rise. Perhaps it’s time to look forward towards better times ahead and support those businesses that employ workers in our own country.
I find that Gratitude for “what we have,” not for what we “don’t have” is the key to happiness. Today let us celebrate our family and friends and be grateful for the work we have had, still have or will have. This is still a great country and I would like to thank Peter J McGuire for introducing this grand holiday that we can all celebrate in our own way.
Happy Labor Day to All
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