Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and 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 America.
In 1882, Matthew Macquire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York, proposed a holiday for the working man to be able to take a day off to celebrate all of their work and efforts. The Central Labor Union agreed to perform a demonstration and a picnic. The first time they held these celebrations was on Tuesday September 5, 1882. In 1884, Labor Day was then observed on a Monday. That day became the official holiday. The Central Labor Union urged other states to recognize this day for their workers. Eventually all states celebrated Labor Day on the same day. Workers and their families celebrated with parades, live music, and speeches.
Phil Beaulieu and Sons Home Improvement would like to thank all of the hard workers out there especially our labor workers for doing such a great job.