Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Funny, but

What is Labor Day?

I knew the gest of it but I wanted to know the true meaning, so I went to Wikipedia were else?

"The first big Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York. It was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882

Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military andU.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland reconciled with the labor movement. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair, which it had been observed to commemorate. All U.S. states, theDistrict of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday."

Praying you have a relaxing day off!

Praise God for another day of rest!

Peace in Jesus,

1 comment:

  1. I think it's one of the few holidays that we Canucks share with you. I know, we're spoiled we definitely get more summer ones than you. Happy to be catching up with you again!

    Love and prayers!