As we head into the long weekend, I'd like to take a second and remind everybody to remember what this weekend means. We celebrate holidays like Xmas, New Years, Easter, and the like because of our shared inheritance of culture. We celebrate holidays like Fourth of July, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Presidents Day, etc as our share inheritance of history of our nation. We celebrate holidays like Memorial Day, Veterans Day and the like to honor those who live among us and have served and died to preserve what we hold dear.
This weekend we celebrate Labor Day. Because honoring Labor and the Laborers in this country is just as important as all of the above. At one time this country valued Labor and those who do it so well as to make a National Holiday, one celebrated in all states, to honor it. Most forget the domestic wars fought to gain rights for labor (including the right to organize). Take a moment this weekend to raise a glass in respect for Labor and those who worked hard so you could enjoy many of the things you take for granted that weren't always that way (40 work week, 8 hour days, vacation, sick leave, dignity, pay, and a life not dependent on the benevolence of your employer including ownership of private property and supermarkets).