We wish you all a Happy Labor Day

We wish you all a Happy Labor Day.  When I think of Labor Day and what we recognize and celebrate, I think of workers across America and their dedication to economic achievements in America.

We celebrate many things in this country.  We celebrate our veterans, we honor those who died for this great nation, we celebrate our Presidents, and we even recognize Mr. Christopher Columbus.   For me, Labor Day is a time to reflect on how great of a nation we live in and the incredible contributions that each of us now,  and in the past, contribute towards building a strong and prosperous nation.

It is a time to think about and appreciate the hard work that built this great nation.   It is time to reflect upon the achievements of the labor movement over the span of this nation’s history  and a celebration of their strength and resiliency in building our nation and economy. 

The holiday was actually derived from the American union labor movement.  So, as you spend your Labor Day at the beach, amusement parks, picnics, cookouts, or elsewhere, I provide a small fact on how the holiday came about.  Here is a fun fact for you:  Labor Day was created in 1882 in New York City.  The labor unions in the city decide that year to have a parade to celebrate union members and show support for the union movement.  Over 20,000 people attended and were involved int he parade.  Labor Day became an official holiday on June 28, 1894 during the term of President Grover Cleveland.

So there you go.  Go enjoy your travel and cookouts.  And Happy Labor Day!

Mark Buterbaugh

Attorney representing injured workers and Social Security Disability clients in Pennsylvania and Maryland.