Happy Labor Day
By: Luke Shaff ~
Labor Day - The unofficial end of summer! We celebrate Labor Day to honor and pay tribute to the contributions of American workers. Often times, our three-day weekend is filled with parades, picnics and parties.
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the U.S. officially celebrated Labor Day.
Enjoy your weekend!