No Hard Labor On Labor Day
Back in 1894 Labor Day became an official holiday under the auspices of Grover Cleveland, who was President at the time. Originally it was recognized as a federal holiday; after the turn of the century it became a holiday for all workers. Essentially, it was an extended weekend for those working to take a rest.
Today Labor Day is a holiday celebrated by all families in the United States and Canada. It recognizes and rewards everyone’s hard work and accomplishments with a day off. Most enjoy a fun weekend sprinkled with backyard picnics and parades. Unofficially, it also marks the end of summer. As we turn toward the fall and back-to-school days, we appreciate time spent together on a relaxed and peaceful weekend.
Happy Labor Day.
Patrick J. Wood
Author of “Dear Reader” and “Tapestry of Love and Loss”