Labor Day

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of U. S. workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September.  It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a Federal Holiday in 1894.  It is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of U. S. workers.  It constitutes a yearly annual tribute to the contributions U. S. workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well being of our country.

Typically Labor Day is all about red, white and blue.  After all this is a very patriotic holiday.  Peter J. McGuire, a carpenter and union labor leader, is the person who came up with the idea for Labor Day. He thought U. S. workers should be honored with their own day. He proposed his idea to New York’s Central Labor Union early in 1892, and they thought it was a good idea as well.