Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day

Today is Labor Day in the USA.

It's really not a holiday that's highly celebrated, except for having day free from work and sales in retail stores.

It also kind of signals the end of sweet summer and the beginning of a new school year.

When one thinks about why we have it, it becomes very meaningful. 

 So many people fought hard to improve conditions for workers and to help them have more rights.

Things have improved dramatically over the years but, as always, more improvement continues to be needed.

Here, hubs put  out  the American flag and we have two children's birthday parties to attend.

In my heart, I'm thankful to all who fought for workers' rights.



All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: Happy Labor Day. In my country we celebrate that day on May 1. Labor unions protest against the government. we keep in touch ..


Happy Labor Day my friend. I like it cause of the same reasons you state wisely here. I remember in the USA having to go to school right after LD and I couldn't wait, lol..
Most of the world celebrate May 1st. too, as is here in Ecuador.
Have a blessed week.

Linda O'Connell said...

The working person struggles daily to provide. This is a day to honor all laborers. Have a great day.

Red Rose Alley said...

A very nice Labor Day post, Susan. :)


Sandi said...

It is important to remember. The 40-hour work week is a relatively new thing.

Chatty Crone said...

Love your post. I hope you are having a wonderful day too.

Bookie said...

It is so American and full of respect for people who made American Labor Force work.

diane.stetson said...

I love any holiday that makes a three day weekend. It was especially liked when I was working..Now it is just an extra day to relax.

Merlesworld said...

I think our Labour Day is in October, when I was working any holiday was good now I lose track of holiday weekends.

KathyB. said...

My husband & I were just discussing Labor Day . I don't think many know or remember why we celebrate it, and a lot of people lost their lives to gain fair work and labor laws. Well said, thank-you.

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