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