Happy Labor Day… a Brief History

“A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity”
-Thomas Jefferson

Each year, Labor Day comes and goes on the first Monday of September, and you may find peace of mind knowing you have the working day off and your children will be returning to school soon. However, do you know the origin of Labor Day and why it is a widely celebrated holiday?

How Did it Start? Beginning in 1894, President Grover Cleveland marked the first Monday in September as Labor Day. This holiday is a dedication to the achievements of American workers. A tribute is given to workers in the form of a town parades, family entertainment, speeches, and of course, the day off. Emphasis is also placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday and how the American employees have promoted the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership throughout history.

Remember these facts as you celebrate this historic and patriotic holiday. Whether you are a business owner, employee, or entering the job market, keep in mind that hard work and dedication to your passion will lead you down a successful path. The American Dream is still possible, and you can reach it with a strong heart and will to fight for happiness. Have a Happy Labor Day!

Josh Gidcumb


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