What is Labor Day?

Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. The day is designed to honor the labor movement of the United States and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

labor-day-picture-208x300Did you know, Canada also celebrates Labor Day the first Monday in September?

The holiday was first proposed in 1882 and the State of Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. It finally became a Federal holiday in 1894, only after thirty states had already made it a holiday. President Grover Cleveland signed the law observing Labor Day as a National Holiday.

To the general population, Labor Day has another meaning…the end of summer and going back to school, and a great bar-b-que!

With the return of kids to school, schedule’s become hectic, and we forget to take care of ourselves. Now that the kids are back in school, it is a great time to get back on track with taking care of your issues. Why wait until January to start your “New Year’s Resolution” when you can start it now!

Andrew Vertson