Skywatch Friday Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Here in the US we just had the 3 day Labor Day weekend Holiday which has come to mark the close of Summer and beginning of School days for most of us.

This is my neighbor down the street’s American flag raised on her tallest flagpole (yes,she has a few!) for the rest of the week.

This is a real holiday,not the type made to sell cards and trinkets from companies like Hallmark. Labor Day was forged into a federal holiday  only after 30 states had already declared state days of rest from labor and more so due to the Cleveland administration’s wish to settle widespread workers union unrest that had culminated in the deaths of protesting workers at the hands of the US military and US Federal Marshals during the Pullman Strike over the Summer of 1894.The national holiday was to reconcile the people,it was pushed through U.S Congress and into law in a record 6 days after the strike ended.

It has since remained a day of rest,BBQs,picnics and time spent with family and friends.

If you would like to learn more about the Pullman Strike,Labor Day and Unions here is a link to follow:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman_Strike

To see more beautiful sky above out world go here:

http://skyley.blogspot.com/

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3 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday Labor Day Holiday Weekend

  1. Love the sentiment, Ubie–much less preachy than mine. Around here the flags tend to get overdone (completely surrounding the Baptist church down the street, for example), but one likes to see them anyway. I have an old forty-eight star version that I’m going to put up one of these days; it belonged to my grandfather, who gave it to us when we moved to Taiwan. I had plans to fly it on the flag pole that was in the yard when we moved in–but when we signed the papers at closing I noticed that the previous owner had excluded the pole from the sale of the house!

    Thanks for this shot.

  2. Hi – hope you had a relaxing labour day and maybe did a bit of freezer guess work for the BBQ?

    Thank you for your kind words. Real life seems to be getting in the way of my web time recently. I’ve got your blog on email notification so I’ve been reading it but not finding the time to comment – I must make more me time!

    Take care and I’ll be back soon xo

  3. It’s the ideal time for a national holiday. Ours is in November. Whoever thought of November for the Scottish national holiday has a warped sense of humour.
    Your neighbour’s house looks like the one we stayed in in La Canada when we swapped our house with a family there for a holiday. I remember the flagpoles – again something that’s uncommon here.

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