Celebrating Labor Day in America

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. It is recognized as a federal holiday.

Reflecting back on my Navy days at sea, I recall sailing on the Navy’s tin cans – Frigates and Destroyers – and at times in seas so rough that the entire bow of the ship would disappear before it rose mightely out of the water again, and again. I can remember seas so heavy that, if they were 40ft high, they could have easily been every bit of 50ft. The ship would plunge and shudder from bow to stern, and we always trudged on and got the job done. This Labor Day, we are all reminded of the hurdles and struggles over the course of our working lives, and celebrate in our annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

This day, we will be heading to one of Guam’s local beach parks for a Government of Guam sanctioned Labor Day Fiesta where Government Employees prepare a traditional island feast for the public’s enjoyment. There will be many people and much free food and drink to joy.

Sail on everyone, there’s more work to be done! Have a safe and happy Labor Day! ~ RL

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Stishit Early Adopter. Enjoying life in the "Domain of the Golden Dragon." Blogger, Vlogger, Social Media Marketing consultant. Check out my personal blog (website) and YouTube channel for a slice of life in the Western Pacific - From Guam to the Philippines... "One Day at a Time!"

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