Friday, November 4, 2011

Coincidence is God remaining anonymous

Image15-300x187 Happy Labor Day Weekend 2011
The first big Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. Military and U.S. Marshalls during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland reconciled with the labor movement. The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday. Forms of celebration include picnics: barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, public art events and street parades to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations,”  (Amen to that!) followed by a festival for the workers and their families.

At Modern Widows Club, we salute and honor all those who lost their lives to create this holiday and celebrate those who labor today for their families, a good cause and make a difference in the world. Cheers.