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“In the late 1800s, many Americans toiled 12 hours a day, seven days a week, often in physically demanding, low-paying jobs. Children worked too, on farms and in factories and mines. Conditions were often harsh and unsafe. It was in this context that American workers held the first Labor Day parade, marching from New York’s City Hall to a giant picnic at an uptown park on Sept. 5, 1882.” What is Labor Day? A History of the Workers’ Holiday, New York Times, Read the New York Times article here. (Sept. 1, 2018).
Today, many Americans equate Labor Day with the last unofficial day of summer or the beginning of a new school year. But, while we enjoy friends, family, cookouts and parades, we should not forget the origins of our first Labor Day and the sacrifices that those hard-working Americans made.
For 10 fascinating facts about the Labor Day holiday visit: constitutioncenter.org.
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