We celebrate Labor Day as a public holiday on the first Monday in the month of September. It is in honor of our labor movement here in the United States. It honors the contributions to those workers that showed the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
The Central Labor Union along with the Knights of Labor organized the first parade in New York City directly following the Haymarket Massacre that happened in Chicago that occurred on May 4, 1886. When it came time to name Labor Day a national holiday President Grover Cleveland thought and feared if he named the holiday to be set in May that it would commemorate the massacre and that is not what Labor Day should be remembered for. Therefore, Labor Day was established In September.
Have a safe and happy Labor Day from all of us here at Roanoke Landscapes!