Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The first state bill was in NY but the first to become law was in Oregon in 1887. By 1894, Congress made it a national holiday.  Nobody really knows who founded Labor Day. Some people think it was Peter McGuire and some people think it was Matthew Maguire.  

We usually don’t travel on the holiday because campgrounds and fun places are usually too crowded. This year, my friend Karin (from Curacao) and her daughter Sharline (from Holland) are coming to visit. So, we will probably take them to the Apple Festival in Hendersonville and then sightseeing along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I hope you have a safe but fun holiday!

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