Some Labor Day Trivia to Start Football Season!

Happy Labor Day! Together, we celebrate the contributions of workers across America. Labor Day has also become the symbolic end of the summer season – although summer officially ends on September 21st. In high society, Labor Day is the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white or seersucker.

There is some debate over who first proposed the celebration of Labor Day back in 1882. Some believe it was a gentleman named Matthew Maguire who was serving as the secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York. Others believe it was Peter McGuire of the American Federation of Labor who had seen a similar celebration in Canada. Regardless of which Maguire/McGuire, we are all happy this popular federal holiday now exists.

So enjoy your time off and take a moment to be thankful for your fellow workers and your employers. There are many people in our nation who remain unemployed or under-employed. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Labor Day is also the unofficial start of football season! High school, college and NFL teams will be underway. Have a great Labor Day weekend and may your favorite teams play well.

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