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Labor Day. A day to labor hahaha!

The origin of Labor Day is attributed to 1882 in New York City.

The leader of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Peter McGuire suggested a celebration to honor the workers in society. A parade was held with 10,000 workers! The idea caught on fairly quickly (by political standards heehee) and by 1894 it was nationally recognized.

We’ve wandered off that path. Now it has become the last hurrah of summer before returning to school, work and our regular routines.

But let’s bring some of the old spirit back! Let’s celebrate our laborers by showing appreciation and thanks for the jobs they do. They work hard in all sorts of horrible conditions. Have you been in the crawl space under your house lately? Or in the attic for 2 hours on a 90 degree day?

At the next opportunity tell them “great job” or “thanks” and we can bring the “labor” back in the day. Hooray!

Next weekend is the anniversary of The September 11th attacks. In acknowledgement of the First Responders who lost their lives that day some of our local EMT’s, firefighters and police will be walking from Station One in KDH to the top of the Wright Brothers Monument then back to the station. Everyone will meet by 8:30 and you are welcome to participate.

There are usually similar events all over the country. Perhaps you might find one close to you.

Remember.


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