The History of Labor Day
Our Labor Day 2012 page — complete with videos, photo, resources, and more — will be available next week. Unti then, check out our Labor Day 2011 page.
Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor Day is almost upon us again this year. In celebration of Labor Day this year, I would like to ask all WCAGS members and guests to send in one or more photos of your family laboring to contribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country!
Send us a photo of one of your family members (whether one of your current relatives or a long-ago ancestor). The photo should have a connection to work or labor. Also, please only send photos to which you have the copyright and are authorized to post online.
Over Labor Day Weekend, I will add a photo gallery of the photos that everyone sends. Surely everyone has someone in their family whose labors that they would like to celebrate!
Don’t forget to add a little info for the caption of the photo. We will leave the photos on the website on display so that everyone can see how our ancestors brought our country its strength, prosperity, and well-being!