Labor Day: in Honor of the American Worker

The American economy was founded on the principles of free enterprise, hard work, and innovation.

“It doesn’t take a special government commission to tell us what America needs. What America needs is jobs,” Presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. “Now is the time to restore the promise of America.”

The first Monday in September is a national holiday in honor of working people. It is a tribute to the contributions that everyday workers have made to our nation’s strength, prosperity, and standard of living.

Read about the history of Labor Day and find Labor Day activity ideas for kids at: http://www.knowledgehouse.info/njfklabor.html

See also:

http://new1.homeschoollibrary.info/300-social-studies/330-careers/ (Careers)

http://www.minifigcity.com/ (LEGO Community Workers)

As you enjoy your Labor Day weekend, remember that it was hard-working Americans who made this end-of-summer holiday possible.

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