Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States since the 1880s. The origins of the American Labor Day can be traced back to the Knights of Labor in the United States and a parade organized by that group and held on September 5, 1882 in New York City.
The US Department of Labor’s web site has this to say about Labor Day:
“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 our country.”
Today, Labor Day is generally regarded as a day for picnics, barbecues, water activities and other family activities.
The Veldmans, LeFevers, Clarks and Carlsons came over today for a cookout. The kids swam and played in the new yard. We had hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner. It was big fun and we are blessed to have such a good group of friends.