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Happy Labor Day! So What the Heck Are We Celebrating?

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It’s Labor Day, and that signals the unofficial end of summer. Most people are relaxing at home, maybe having a cookout or just enjoying this beautiful day. Me, I’m working for the first time since April! And I’m really happy to be back after being furloughed due to covid-19.

Anyway, back to Labor Day. Labor day is always the first Monday in September and it’s dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, so it’s a tribute to people who have had a positive impact on our country.

Our government started talking about creating Labor Day in the late eighteen hundreds, but Oregon was the first to pass it into law on February 21st 1887. Who knew? You would think Oregon would make a bigger deal out of this.

Of course, people are still bickering over who first proposed this holiday, but on June 28th 1894, then President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.

So here’s the thing, you’re making a positive impact on the world right? Me to! So happy Labor Day to all of us!


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