Labor Day is just a Monday that comes along every September, that you get off of work right? Nope! If you’re anything like us here at RMCF, you probably have no idea where Labor Day came from or even why it is celebrated- well here is a brief history on the end-of-summer holiday:
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Therefore, in 1887, the United States holiday was established in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.
So we here at Rocky Mountain Care Foundation would like to thank the past, present and future workers of America and would like to wish you and yours a happy Labor Day- and hope that if you were lucky enough to leave town for this holiday weekend that you have a safe journey back home!