September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!


The First Labor Day
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Abraham Lincoln
If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.



Happy Labor Day from The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon!

14 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy Labor Day!

Austin Towers said...

Good words! Happy Labor Day! :) xx

Flynn said...

Happy Labor Day!

Mark Muller said...

Happy Labor Day to you, have a great day together! And a big thank you to all workers :o)

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy Labor Day to all of you!

Brian said...

Happy Labor Day and no laboring day gang!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Labor Day! We hope you don't labor too hard today. :)

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Labor Day to all of you!
xoxo
catchatwithcarenandcody

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very nice graphic and thanks for the history lesson. I had no idea that Labor Day had been celebrated for so long.

dezizworld.com said...

Gweat foto. Have a pawsum day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Labor Day ! Purrs

Just Ducky said...

Happy Labor Day, try not to work hard!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Labor Day!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Happy Labor Day!