Why do we still celebrate Labor Day?
If it were up to the cancel culture we probally will not in the future.
On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history
It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.
Labor Day, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.
In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages.
People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks.
On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed it into law.
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and more importantly unlike Socialist regimes we can openly celebrate our rights and values we can freely uphold in the republic in which we live.
Whether that be at work, in church or at a BBQ.
If everyone was given a stimulus check back in those days do you think we would be celebrating today.
Stimulus checks can never replace good old fashion value and virtue of labor, free speech, and dialogue.
More than over a century later, the true founder of Labor Day has yet to be identified (unlike the current administration that constantly reminds us they are the ones who have given us stimulus checks).
After all ultimately Labor Day celebrates America and those core values.
Give credit where credit is due as I believe...for every American...we are one nation under God.