It’s a U.S. holiday called Labor Day created to honor and recognize the American Labor Movement. And this is a short video (two and a half minutes) of Labor Day Inspirations and Information. The transcript is below
Though President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, the occasion was first observed on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.Brendan I. Koerner
Labor is the fabled magician’s wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune.James Weldon Johnson.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.Martin Luther King, Jr.
The First Labor Day Parade
According to Ted Watt’s ‘The First Labor Day Parade,’ the September Read more at According to Ted Watt’s ‘The First Labor Day Parade,’ the September date was chosen because it coincided with a Knights of Labor conference in New York, thus guaranteeing a sizable turnout for the festivities.Brendan I. Koerner
Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.Samuel Gompers
Without labor nothing prospers.Sophocles
An Official Holiday
In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday, with Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly following suit.Brendan I. Koerner
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing will work unless you do.Maya Angelou
As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.Elizabeth Esty
Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.Booker T. Washington
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.Victor Hugo
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.Oprah Winfrey
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.Elbert Hubbard
Take rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.Ovid
There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.Alan Cohen
HAPPY LABOR DAY!
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I hope you enjoyed this Labor Day Inspirations and Information post. Another video I created, Be A Child, is available for your viewing as well. Please be safe on this holiday. Wear your mask and maintain a social distance of six feet. It’s hard, I know, but you can do it.