Wednesday Wisdom: Labor Day

“The use of national holidays is to emphasize some great event or principle in the minds of the people by giving them a day of rest and recreation, a day of enjoyment, in commemoration of it … (t)here can be no substantial objection to making one day in the year a national holiday for the benefit of labor.”

– U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Labor Report:  Labor Day a Legal Holiday, 1894.