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What does Labor Day mean to a union police officer?

Sep 01, 2014
  • What does Labor Day mean to a union police officer?

A message from James Carver, President

Labor Day weekend is upon us. Labor Day was started as a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

The men and women who proudly take the oath to serve and protect are on the front lines each day making this country what it is today, a great place to live. We live in interesting times where unions are blamed for all that is wrong whether perceived or real. As police officers, we read the papers and watch the news where seemingly on a daily basis the attack on law enforcement throughout the country persists. Yet we all continue to do our jobs, day in and day out, taking personal pride in all our contributions to society - whether the media recognizes it or not. We don't do our jobs for the glory, we do it to make our world a better place. That is a true testament of sacrifice and dedication of police officers all over the country.

As we spend time over the weekend, whether at work or celebrating with family, take some time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the families that they left behind who will spend another Labor Day without their loved ones, because to us - that is what Labor Day is truly all about.

Watch the History of Labor Day below

History of the Holidays: Labor Day

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