Labor Day 2017

David SpearsLabor Day is a time that we celebrate and honor people who labor in making this such a great nation. However, today many are under the undue hardship of labor in the form of disaster recovery from hurricane Harvey that has affected just about the entire Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by loss and displacement; and to first responders who have sacrificed excessive time and energy to save lives. Continue reading “Labor Day 2017”

Labor Day 2016

Carolyn KinardMost people assume the Labor Day holiday is meant to give workers a three-day weekend to rest and engage in leisurely activities. This assumption is not entirely true. The first time someone asked me to explain the significance of Labor Day, I was at a loss for words because I didn’t know the history or the purpose of the holiday weekend celebration. Continue reading “Labor Day 2016”

Celebrating American Workers

JoAnn KawamotoLabor Day, a celebration of the American workers’ dedication, hard work and persistence, was declared a National holiday in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland. Today, typically marked by family picnics, it is seen by most as the unofficial end of summer, as school begins once more.
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