Labor Day signifies the end of Summer and Fall approaching fast. I found some interesting facts about Labor Day that I thought I would share.
Labor Day Date
Answer: The first Monday of September
The first Labor Day parade held in the United States.
Answer: September 5, 1882 in New York City
The US President who signed the bill making Labor Day a National Holiday and the Year
Answer: Grover Cleveland, under pressure from voters, signed the legislation in 1894
The Father of Labor Day in America
Answer: Peter McGuire – founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America; credited with first proposing the idea of Labor Day as a national holiday in 1882
Samuel Gompers – American labor union leader, founded the American Federation of Labor (AF of L)
Matthew McGuire – active in the formation of New York’s Central Labor Council; William S. Walsh’s 1898 book, Curiosities of Popular Customs… “In 1882 Matthew Maguire, secretary of the Central Labor Union in that city [New York], with the approval of the Union, corresponded with the various Labor organizations in the State with a view to setting aside one day in the year as their own holiday…Maguire was made chairman of the committee to arrange for the first labor day celebration in that year”.
Whether you are grilling out, going fishing or visiting with Family and Friend have a Safe and Wonderful Holiday Weekend as you Travel.