Happy Labor Day
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. -newspaper columnist, Doug Larson
First Baldwin Insurance will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7th. But don’t worry. We’ll be back Tuesday at 8:30 for all your insurance needs.
In the meantime, we ask ourselves the question: What does Labor Day really mean for us now, other than celebrating work by taking the day off?
Labor Day was first proposed in 1882, and initially adopted in Oregon on February 21, 1887 coninciding with the formation of trade and labor unions as well as a push for legislation for workers’ rights and safety in the United States. Today, Labor Day is a holiday to celebrate the hard work and sacrifice of our country’s laborers that made civilized life possible for us today.
Today, we also celebrate our own working class, those who work (or labor) day to day to provide for their families and keep our economy and our communities running like clockwork. Ironically, because Labor Day is a day for high sales volumes, those that work in the retail industry tend to work LONGER hours during this weekend, rather than getting time off.
Ironic, no? But we appreciate them, nonetheless.
Labor Day also marks the end of Summer, the beginning of the school year, and the kickoff (pun intended) of football season. The Labor Day weekend is also characterized by one last push for outdoor events, cookouts, Summer activities, and of course, traveling. Needless to say, cars will be everywhere, and roads will be packed.
And of course, much kudos to our business owners and their employees, whose hard work and dedication make our way of life on the Gulf Coast possible. This Labor Day weekend, we tip our hats to all of you and offer a big, hearty thanks.
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing this Labor Day weekend, have fun, stay safe, and don’t wear white on Tuesday.
Why? Who knows.
First Baldwin Insurance