I’m Taking Labor Day Off

I am taking Labor Day off. It is a holiday here in the U.S.

According to Wikipedia, Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contribution of workers. The first Labor Day was observed on September 5, 1882. It ultimately became a federal holiday in 1894.

Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In fact, when I was a boy, school didn’t start until after the holiday. Those were the days!

Enjoy the time with your family and friends.

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  • http://joeandancy.com/ Joe Abraham

    Happy holiday, Michael! Here in India, we have Labor Day on 1 May. I like the idea behind this Day because it’s a great way to appreciate all workers which, in turn, motivates them to do a better work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.martin.10485 Steve Martin

    Enjoy the day off!

    I’m actually going to get ready for work in a few minutes (bah…humbug).

    Don’t forget about the One who labored unto death, for our sakes…that we might live eternally with Him!

    Thank you.

    theoldadam.com

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    I thought Labor Day celebrated advances in the fight against muscular dystrophy. 

  • http://www.adsmith.org/ A. D. Smith

    Well, I’m sure you deserve it Mr. Hyatt, but me? Well, I’ve got a lot to ground to cover so I’m actually ‘laboring’ today.  Writing, editing, tweeting!  I’ve rested long enough in life!  Lol! 

    • http://viewsfromtheouthouse.blogspot.com/ Mark S. R. Peterson

      A.D. I also labored on Labor Day.  Writing and editing as well.
      Great trailer for your upcoming novel too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkA7HP6yalo&feature=plcp
      Looks great!

      • http://www.adsmith.org/ A. D. Smith

        WOW!!!  Thanks!!!  Guess my labor is paying off!

  • http://twitter.com/jtpedersen JT Pedersen

    when I was a boy, school didn’t start until after the holiday. Those were the days! 

    In Michigan, they made it law not too long ago.  No public schools may start now, before the holiday.