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USA FLAG Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

LABOR DAY

Labor Day seems to be a misgiving title to me. When you 'labor', you work. But, here in America, we celebrate laboring by having a holiday, and most people barbecue. My husband's family has a family reunion every year on Labor Day.

When I was young, Labor Day signaled the end of summer, and the beginning of the school year. Our school system always started the day after Labor Day. It was easy to remember when school started; you never had to run for a program or a calendar.

The real reason for Labor Day is to honor the working class of people. It is a legal holiday not only in America, but Canada, and Puerto Rico. It's always on the first Monday in September. Europe celebrates Labor Day on May 1 each year.

Matthew Maguire, from New Jersey, and Peter McGuire, from New York City, are credited with coming up with the idea of a holiday honoring the working people. They both played a big part in helping get together the first Labor Day parade held in New York in 1882. Oregon was the first state to legalize the Labor Day holiday in 1887. Then, in 1894, President Cleveland signed the bill making it a national holiday.

The US DOL - The History of Labor Day
It's Labor Day
With greetings, history, wallpapers and more
"Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?"

ChristianityToday.com - Holidays - Labor Day

A Positive Light - Our Labor Day
There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays-Labor Day
Global Citizen: Labor Day
Labor Day Funology

Surfing The Net With Kids Labor Day
Labor Day for Kids

Annie's Labor Day Welcome Page

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TO EACH HIS OWN

MEDIA BEAT: What If We Didn't Need Labor Day?
CNN U.S. News: What's With this day off for Labor Day? - 1995 Article

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GREETING CARDS

American Greeting Cards - Labor Day
Awesome Greeting Cards for Labor Day
Labor Day Greeting Cards from 123Greetings.com
Amusing Labor Day Greeting Cards - Funny Labor Day Postcards
Care2: Labor Day ECards

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RECIPES for LABOR DAY

Georgia's Recipe Heaven
If you can't find it, Georgia has it!
Memphis-Style Ribs
Recipes for Labor Day

Entertaining: Labor Day Picnic - Diabetic-Lifestyle.com

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LABOR DAY EVENTS

Heart of America Marathon
Labor Day BlueGrass Festival - Florida
RAISIN: Labor Day Events by State

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DEVOTIONS

Feed My Flock

Happy Labor Day?
Bzzzzz
Life and the Backyard Picnic
Picnic On The Grounds
Devotions from Peggie's Place

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The Anchor Holds
Anchor Your Life


Music playing "Whistle While You Work"

Guestbook
Sign my guestbook before you leave.

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