The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.

It became a federal holiday in 1894, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike.

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.

In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.

Last but not least…

There is a Dirty Jobs marathon today on Discovery channel beginning @ 9 am.

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About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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  1. Slamdunk says:

    Ahh, I am late on the Dirty Jobs notice. The older son enjoys that one.

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