Labor Day Inspirations and Information

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 TRANSCRIPT 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 […]