As we approach Labor Day weekend, I thought it might be fun to share a bit of information about this “end of summer” holiday.
Matthew Maquire, a machinist, and secretary of the New York Central Labor Union, first proposed the holiday in 1882 as a tribute to the American laborer and the contributions they made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the United States. President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day official five years later in 1887.
For some, Labor Day means parades, picnics with the family, or time to kick back and simply relax. To others it’s the start of football season, and if you happen to be a social butterfly, it’s the last day of the year to fashionably wear white.
My co-workers at Casper & Casper and I consider Labor Day one of the “best” holidays, perhaps because it means slowing down a little after the hustle and bustle of summer, but maybe more importantly, because it honors the folks all of us at Casper & Casper seek to serve each and every day… the common working man and woman.
So, here’s to those that keep America strong. I hope you have a terrific Labor Day!
Barbara Strady, Attorney at Law
On behalf of everyone at Casper & Casper, I want to take a brief moment to wish the Cincinnati, Middletown and Dayton community the best in this upcoming holiday season. Here’s hoping that you all have the opportunity to spend time with your family, friends and love ones, and enjoy the things that are truly important.
I’d also like to invite you to take part in what I feel is a very worthwhile cause, supporting the Abilities First Program in Middletown, Ohio.
Abilities First assists children and adults with special needs, through a diverse range of programs – from preschool for children with autism – to therapy for those who are physically handicapped. You can check out all that they do at www.abilitiesfirst.org.
I’m proud to say that for the past few years Casper & Casper has supported the good folks at Abilities First by supplying new winter coats for some of their amazing clients… this year we were able to donate over 70. My thanks go out to the entire Casper & Casper staff for their tremendous generosity.
On that note, from all of us at Casper & Casper, Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Steven L. Casper
Fellow Casper & Casper attorney Steve Casper and I recently took time to play a round of golf at the Butler County Bar Association Golf Outing, and it reminded me of how much fun kicking back on a hot summer day can be.
To many, July 4th marks the beginning of summer, and that means swimming, baseball, picnics, fireworks, golf of course, and countless other outdoor activities. It’s also a fantastic time to hit the road for a vacation or to just take a “cruise” on your motorcycle.
As we head into the holiday, however, I want to remind everyone to be careful. We all have the same idea, and unfortunately, more activity means more accidents. As a Personal Injury Attorney, this is a situation with which I am all too familiar.
That said, like you, I’ll be very busy the next couple of days. There’s a bit of celebrating on the agenda, and possibly another round of golf or two.
Have a fantastic July 4th!
Rhys Richards, Attorney at Law
I’m always one to share a bit of history, and Memorial Day presents a wonderful opportunity for doing so.
Memorial Day originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in battle during that terrible conflict. Since then, the final Monday in May has been set aside as a federal holiday to honor all men and women who lost their lives while in the United States Armed Forces.
On behalf of the attorneys and staff at Casper & Casper, I’d like to acknowledge those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice, and also take the opportunity to thank those who continue to serve.
Barb Strady, Attorney at Law