“X” marks the spot on Labor Day!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman.


Part 24 of a 26 part series.

In keeping with the theme of this series while honoring the significance of this day…I thought the “X” could serve the function of excellence displayed by American workers since the beginning of time. If you enjoy history, I think you’ll find these statistics quite interesting:

1.) The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

2.) The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television. The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. 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.


3 cheers for American workers: “hip-hip HOORAY, hip-hip HOORAY, hip-hip HOORAY!”

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