Congress declared Labor Day as a federal holiday in 1894, even though 30 states had already celebrated it. Congress enacted, and President Grover Cleveland signed the holiday legislation recognized as a “national tribute to workers’ contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
While most people today think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, it is supposed to be a celebration of the American labor movement, and the social and economic achievements of the workers who have made America the greatest industrial society in history.
So, as you celebrate this holiday by firing up the grill with friends, take a trip to see relatives, boat at the lake or camp at a park or forest, remember the American working man and woman who have contributed so much.
They most likely built that grill your using, assembled the car or plane you’re riding in, constructed the roadways you’re driving on, built the damns that impounded those lakes, preserved those parks and forests, and did every other aspect of work to make the society and nation we all know and love.
We at Insightful Accountant salute all America workers—past and present—and wish everyone a Happy and Safe Labor Day.
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