We live in the greatest country ever… Fact! As much as we hear political rhetoric and fighting amongst ourselves, fact remains that we are the greatest country ever. Our country was founded on the idea of self-reliance and individuals that work. They work to create for themselves, their families, community and country. So did you know that the day that we set aside to recognize the economic and social impact of those who work in our country was originally a Canadian idea?
Many argue that Labor Day was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May of 1882, after witnessing the annual Labor Festival in Toronto, Canada. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed into law this day as a National Holiday. Since that date we have set aside this 1st Monday in September to recognize the economic and social contributions of workers in our country.
As we celebrate the day with picnics, barbecues, and parades with friends and neighbors; let us not forget the reason that we celebrate. We celebrate the ingenuity, diligence and the hard work that continues to make our country the best in the world.
Labor Day 2016 is on September 5, 2016