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Subj:     Labor Day
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Includes the following:  The History Of Labor Day
.........................Labor Day (S83)

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Subj:     The History Of Labor Day
          From: LABLaughsClean on 9/4/2006

 "Labor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years
 old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union
 celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival.

 It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the
 working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York.
 In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City
 celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the
 first Monday in September.  The Knights passed a resolution
 to hold all future parades on the same day, designated by
 them as Labor Day.

 The Socialist Party held a similar celebration of the working
 class on May 1.  This date eventually became known as May
 Day, and was celebrated by Socialists and Communists in
 commemoration of the working man.  In the U.S., the first
 Monday in September was selected to reject any identification
 with Communism.

 In the late 1880's, labor organizations began to lobby
 various state legislatures for recognition of Labor Day as
 an official state holiday. The first states to declare it
 a state holiday in, 1887, were Oregon, Colorado, New York,
 Massachusetts, and New Jersey.  Then in 1894, Congress
 passed a law recognizing Labor Day as an official national
 holiday.

 Today, Labor Day is observed not only in the U.S. but also
 in Canada, and in other industrialized nations.  While it
 is a general holiday in the United States, its roots in
 the working class remain clearer in European countries.

 It has come to be recognized in the U.S. not only as a
 celebration of the working class, but even more so as
 the unofficial end of the summer season. In the northern
 half of the U.S. at least, the summer vacation season
 begins with Memorial Day and ends with Labor Day.

 Many colleges and some secondary and elementary schools
 begin classes immediately after Labor Day.

 State parks, swimming pools, and campgrounds are all
 quite busy on Labor Day, as vacationers take one last
 advantage of the waning hot season. Septemberis the
 month that marks the beginning of autumn.  And, because
 of that, the average daytime maximum temperatures take
 a plunge during the month in most of the U.S. "

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Subj:     Labor Day (S83)
          From: smiles on 98-09-04

  Happy Labor Day Weekend to those of you in the United States.
  Thanks to all of you who go to work each day... who put in the
  hours to get your job done!  I appreciate you, day in, day out
  doing what you have to do. You make the world go round, and
  ultimately make my life easier in some way. Thanks!

       Everyone needs recognition for his accomplishments,
       but few people make the need known quite as clearly as
       the little boy who said to his father:
       "Let's play darts. I'll throw and you say `Wonderful!"

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