Quote for the WeekTomorrow we honor the contributions of hardworking men and women in America.

Martin Luther King said: "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."

Labor Day, a national holiday here in the United States, has been observed on the first Monday in September since 1882 when the Central Labor Union of New York City established the holiday.

In 1894, Congress made it official by declaring Labor Day a federal holiday. Of course, the day has evolved from parades and speeches about the contributions of working men and women to a symbolic ending for summer with bargain sales, backyard barbeques, and kids going back-to-school the next day.

Takeaway Truth

Be happy, and be safe this Labor Day!

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