Happy Labor Day to those in the US

Today, we celebrate Labor Day in the US. This holiday traditionally marks the end of summer with barbecues and picnics. It is a celebration of the labor that contributed to the prosperity, strength and well-being of our country and was proposed by Labor Unions.

Like many of our holidays, the celebration was honored at local levels first. New York was the first state to propose the holiday, but Oregon passed the law first. And while Unions pushed to have the holiday celebrated on Monday, in New York the first Labor Day was celebrated on a Tuesday in 1882.

Labor Day as a national holiday was approved by the Federal Government on June 28th, 1894, but originally only extended to the District of Columbia and the American Territories.

Enjoy the day off, America, but take a moment to reflect as well. We’ve come a long way.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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