For most Americans, Labor Day marks the end of summer, and big Labor Day sales in retail stores. But few of us stop and think about the real meaning of the word “labor” in the name.
Labor Day is meant to honor the brave and dedicated men and women who fought the forces of greed, political influence, wealth and privilege in our country to ensure a measure of safety, fairness and justice for the hardest working among us. For more information on the forgotten meaning of Labor Day, we recommend this insightful blog post.
Perhaps Martin Luther King Jr. said it best:
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”