Labor Day – The True Meaning

First off, happy Labor Day! We hope you have a nice, long weekend with family and friends.

As you know, Labor Day is officially about celebrating the labor movement and the contributions made by laborers to our nation’s history. Unofficially, it’s become a day for fun in the sun. A day for barbecues and beach parties, picnics and parades.

As we began planning our own family celebrations, we started thinking about the connection between both the official and the unofficial sides of the holiday. Because if you think about it, we couldn’t have one without the other, could we?

Here’s what we mean. Let’s say this is the year you plan on loading your family up in the car and taking a drive to the nearest beach, lake, or reservoir. Well, guess who built that interstate that you’re driving on?

Laborers.

Guess who built the dam that created that reservoir?

Laborers.

You’ll probably enjoy having a paid day off of work. Guess who fought and marched, pleaded and protested for the right to have that time off work?

Laborers.

If you take time to think, really think, about the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, the roads we use, the rights and privileges we enjoy—even this very country we love—you’ll probably come to the same conclusion I did: that we wouldn’t have any of it if it wasn’t for the blood, sweat, and sacrifice of the labor movement. So, whatever you do this Labor Day, spare a thought for the day’s true meaning. Because we wouldn’t have this day to celebrate at all if it weren’t for laborers.

On behalf of everyone here at True Wealth & Company, we wish you and yours a safe and happy Labor Day!