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Labor Day Weekend September 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Blair Green @ 12:11 pm

Labor Day is much more than the end of summer. It is a holiday unlike most others, honoring not public figures or war victories but the everyday worker.

In New York City, on the first Monday in September 1884, the Knights of Labor — an early labor organization — held a large parade to celebrate working people. Later that decade, labor organizations around the country began to lobby various state legislatures for recognition of Labor Day as an official holiday. In 1887, the first states to declare it a state holiday were Oregon, Colorado, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. In 1894, Congress established Labor Day as a national holiday.

Hope everyone has a fun, safe Labor Day Weekend.


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