Labor Day

Monday is what we call a “holiday”, the word rooted in “Holy Day” or, at the very least, a day of celebration.  It’s one of the lost days of our calendar in the sense that very few people seem to understand that Labor Day was a day meant to celebrate the simple fact that everything we have was made by the efforts of someone otherwise unnamed.  It was a day on the opposite side of Summer from May Day, when the rest of the world celebrates the same thing.  That was colored with the memories of the Haymarket Riot and nasty stories from Europe.  This is a day to celebrate American Labor – and the Union movement that brought us the weekend, among other things.

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