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Happy Labor Day! American Workers Get a Well-deserved Holiday Just for Themselves

Labor Day is more than just a day off work in September. At Heller, Maas, Moro, & Magill Co., we feel it is important to give recognition to those who spend their lives working for the well being of our country.

We appreciate you, we admire your efforts, and we want you to know that you do not go unnoticed. Our country would not be able to function without the millions of Americans who work long hours every week, and that includes each and every person who makes a contribution. This holiday is in honor of America’s workers, and it’s been giving them national recognition for over 100 years.

History of Labor Day

In 1882, New York City celebrated the first Labor Day on September 5. The Central Labor Union (CLU) continued the tradition and held the second Labor Day a year later, according to the United States Department of Labor. CLU urged other cities to participate and began to call the celebration a “workingmen’s holiday.”

The United States Department of Labor says that in the early years of Labor Day, it was celebrated with parades and festivals throughout city streets; however, it progressively tilted toward emphasizing the “economic and civic significance of the holiday.”

Today, we celebrate Labor Day as a national holiday on the first Monday of September. . . with a day off work, of course.

Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co., L.P.A., thanks all those who have and continue to work for the prosperity of our country, and we hope you enjoy a peaceful, restful Labor Day.