It's Labor Day and I'm taking the rest of the day off, but I always like to start this post with a reminder of what the holiday represents. Over the years, for most of us, it's become one more great excuse to fire up the grill, bring out the hot dogs and beer and toast the end of the summer.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the holiday is “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” Labor Day is a “yearly national tribute” to the “contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.”
Wandering around YouTube I found this short video from History.com:
Here's my challenge: Labor Day is a North American holiday celebrated in the US and Canada, but I have readers, mostly photographers from all over the world. So, wishing everybody a Happy Labor Day isn't appropriate.
And, if you're outside Texas, but still looking for ways you can help, I shared this post the other day. Click on the banner below to link to any of the five different non-profits.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.