Today, we honor the American worker. Not necessarily people with a bunch of letters behind their names, but men & women who are out there in the trenches every day. Plumbers, day care workers & truck drivers. Guys working the high steel. Landscapers. Men & women who keep homes & offices clean. Trash collectors & laundry attendants.
These are jobs that don’t get much, if any, recognition, but thank God they’re out there. These are jobs that let us all live a better life in this great nation.
And while ‘Labor Day’ is traditionally focused on people who perform manual labor, I think we need to remember small businesses & their owners as well. Entrepreneurs. Men & women who have a dream to run their own restaurant, hardware store, construction company or computer repair shop. Franchises or independents. People who take huge risks, often putting in countless hours to fulfill a vision they’ve had of working for themselves. Men & women who create jobs, opportunity & yes, wealth. Thank God for them, too.