Long Live Labor Day

Labor Day Announcement
Like many other working men and women of the United States, the OnlineMetals Customer Service Staff will be taking the day off this Monday, September 7th, 2015 to celebrate Labor day with our families, friends and dogs. If you still need to shop for some metal, no worries! The website is open 24/7 to take your orders.
In honor of this holiday, here’s a quick history of how the official celebration came to be, complete with some impressive facts you can take to your own get together tomorrow!
Labor Day - American Flag
What does Labor Day actually Celebrate?
Taking a look back into American history, Labor Day honors the American Labor Movement of the late 19th century and the hardworking men and women of today. In this day and age, workers in varying industries were given the ability to begin unionizing and creating common goals to combat the difficult and exhausting workloads. The first celebration of Labor Day took place as a Parade in New York City in 1882. It wasn’t until 1894 that Labor Day became a nationally recognized holiday. The day became a compulsory day off. The streets of most major cities would be filled every year on this day to celebrate a year of hard work, and the end of the summer season.
As years have passed since the late 19th century, American workers have continued to work hard and enjoy this day of rest. Take a break on Labor Day to read a book, catch up on sleep or go outdoors to enjoy the end of summer.Labor Day Parade in 1892

From Online Metals to you, Happy Labor Day.