Honoring our workers this Labor Day

worker-imagesLabor Day is dedicated to the achievements and contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

This Labor Day, our group would like to celebrate and honor the hard work and contributions our people make each and every day on the job.

Today the holiday is recognized unofficially as the end of the summer season. The first Labor Day celebration was held in New York in 1882 with a picnic and parade.

In the years following, a movement developed to recognize the day through municipal ordinances and state legislation. By 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

“It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.” – United States Department of Labor