Hi everyone! Today we’re not going to talk about a quote; we’re going to talk about Labor Day (I know, this is way late, we’ve had technical difficulties this week – but I still wanted to post this).
So OK, kids – I’m actually amazed at how many people don’t know what Labor Day is. Students and teachers alike are really excited to have the day off, but no one talks about what we’re recognizing. Many people I’ve talked to think Labor Day is about thanking our troops. And don’t get me wrong, our troops should be thanked – but that’s not what Labor Day is for.
Labor Day is actually about celebrating the social and economic achievements of the American workforce. It’s a lot more complicated than this, but as a basic starting point – let’s just say it’s to celebrate people who work.
I hope you were able to thank the people in your life who contribute to our great country by “laboring.” But if you didn’t, that’s OK – just remember for next year. And as you get older, you can start to learn more about the details and history of Labor Day. It’s actually pretty interesting!