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oldscout

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Raised by a father who supported his family for many years as a welder&pipe fitter,Labor Day was a big thing to my dad.
IMO;it's about sweat&sacrifice,guts&taking chances.It's from the corn fields in Iowa to the factories in Michigan to the mines in West Virginia.
Labor is America's story.I'm sure each of you have a tale to tell about your mom/ dad or grandpa/grandma that would make us all proud to hear.

It was these hard working people that made our country the most powerful economic force in the world& also the most benevolent.This was all accomplished by generation after generation building upon what the other had done& making it better.

Many years of peace,prosperity& growth were the results of a freedom to pursue a career&occupation.It was an example of the true American spirit,with businesses both large& small working side by side to build a better America.It was a time when the politician you sent to Washington worked with us& for us&in most cases staying out of our way.

I sure hope over this weekend we can all set aside our differences& come back next week in an effort to work hard together& bring back the true American spirit that made my DAD so proud& Labor day so great.

Have a great weekend& happy Labor Day...take some time off,you deserve it

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JoiseyGuy

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old scout - On a billboard half way between the town where I lived and the town where I went to school was a picture of George Westinghouse. The writing on it said, "His heart was in the work". During Depression men greeted each other with a hearty handshake and a "Hiya doin. Workin steady?". There was an understanding about a good day's work for a day's pay. The pride was in the work. I sense that this has eroded to a large degree in our nation. We celebrated Labor Day in my town too with pride in the work. Men held their heads up high and puffed out their chests because this was a recognition of their worth. I'll think of your Dad and mine on Labor Day, old scout, and what they stood for and what they passed on to us.

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