Happy Labor Day!!!
I hope this man that as part of his everyday labors is to take down the flags
that fly at the San Jacinto Monument and Battlegrounds, where Texas won
their Independence from Mexico in 1836, was able to rest today on Labor
Day 2012 from his labors. Peter McGuire is considered by some to be the
Father of the Labor Day holiday. An Irish-American cabinet maker and
pioneer unionist proposed a day dedicated to all who labor at a meeting
of the Central Labor Union on May 18,1882 where he stated, “Let us have,
a festive day during which a parade through the streets of the city would
permit public tribute to American Industry.” He is described as a red-headed,
fiery, eloquent leader of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. This work-
free observance was intended to honor the workers of America by recognizing
their social & economic achievements, and rewarding them with a day of rest.
By making Labor Day a national holiday, Congress instituted an annual
celebration that pays tribute to those who play a part in the overall success,
prosperity and well-being of America.
May God bless each of you on this national day of rest here in the USA!!!