Happy Labor Day!

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On the left, an illustration of the First Labor Day Parade in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882.  The Central Labor Union organized it to show “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations of the community and to host a fesival for the workers and their families.”  On the right,  children participated in the 1963 Labor Day parade in New York City.  Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was created by the labor movement.  While Labor Day is unofficially the last day of summer, the yearly national holiday is meant to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers to the United States economy and way of life.

Photos/Info: U.S. Dept. of Labor

 

 

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