Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day is and is over 100 years old. A national holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September, it began as a labor union celebration. Over the years, it has become the weekend to celebrate the last days of summer.

It began in 1882 in New York as a celebration and parade in honor of the working class. In 1884, the Knights of Labor, who began the tradition two years earlier, passed a resolution that future parades would be held on the same day - the first Monday in September and to designate the day as Labor Day.

It's not just for blue collar workers. It's a day to celebrate everyone who has contributed to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States of America. This includes the entire workforce - white, blue, and pink collar workers of America.

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