Medicine . . . government . . . music . . . law . . . military service . . . entrepreneurship. . . .
All of these vocations, and so many more, are among those chosen as the life’s work of our Harbor’s Edge residents. How admirably they have represented their fields of expertise.
The world is an immeasurably richer place because of their contributions, and we hope they take great pride in their accomplishments as they now enjoy the fruits of their labor.
As we celebrate Labor Day on September 7, we reflect on these contributions and how they have enhanced all of our lives.
A few fun facts about Labor Day:
- Celebrated the first Monday in September, the holiday is fittingly a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to American workers’ social and economic achievements.
- The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City, organized by the Central Labor Union.
- Congress passed an act, signed into law by President Grover Cleveland on June 28, 1894, making the first Monday of September of each year a national holiday.
- In 1909, the American Federation of Labor adopted a resolution dedicating Labor Sunday, the Sunday preceding Labor Day, to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
- Early Labor Day celebrations featured parades, public speeches and mass displays. More typical now is simply a day of relaxation and recreation to enjoy with family and friends.
- The vital labor force of America has created the highest standard of living and greatest production the world has ever known.
We hope all of our wonderful residents enjoy this well-deserved day of recognition for jobs well done. Even the most casual conversations continually reveal astonishing revelations about just how pivotal our residents were to some of our nation’s greatest advancements.
What was your life’s work? How have your talents and skills contributed to advances in science, art, education, government and other vital areas?
If you’re still a member of the work force, bravo! We salute your hard work and dedication. If you, like so many of our residents, are now retired, we convey our most heartfelt appreciation for a body of work you can look back on with great pride.
We hope you agree that Harbor’s Edge is a spectacular place to enjoy your hard-earned R and R. We work every day to make it even better. No cause is closer to our hearts, and no people on earth are more deserving.
Thank you for your contributions!
Author, Julie Deriso