8/30/2014 - Labor Day - Labor Day, the
first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement. It 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 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.
In baseball, Labor Day signals the end of the
Dog Days of Summer and the final stretch run for the Pennant. One of the most famous Labor
Day stretch runs in baseball history involved the '69 Miracle Mets. They trailed the beloved Cubbies
by nine games on Labor Day 1969 [September 1] and came back to claim the National League Pennant!
It was one of the greatest comebacks in sports history!
make the call - you be the man in blue!
People who remain in the labor force later tended to be healthier, better educated and more affluent
than others not in the labor force. - Sarah Rix
- Foster the People.