Happy Labor Day from FMX

September 01, 2014  •  Jamie Gregory

Whether you're camping with your family or grilling out with friends, we hope that you're having a relaxing Labor Day. Enjoy this brief message from our team as well as some history about the holiday.

"Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." 

Did you know?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union....In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country." 

It's time to go fire up the grill, thanks for visiting!

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