Ever wonder about the history behind Labor Day? Sure it serves as a painful reminder that the summer is pretty much over, the pools are closing, and football is starting, but where did this day off actually come from?
Well according to Wikipedia, "It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored."
So basically long story short it's an excuse for a day off & here are our holiday hours:
Friday August 29th: Office will close at 3:00 pm
Monday September 1st: Office closed in honor of the Holiday
Tuesday, September 2nd: Regular office hours resumed
(8:30 am to 4:30 pm)