​Celebrating Labor Day with the Stars and Stripes

Posted by Alexis C. on Aug 17, 2019

Flag.com encourages all citizens to proudly display their American flags on September 6, 2021, when we celebrate Labor Day.

Labor Day is often thought to be a celebration of the final days of the summer season, but this Federal holiday is actually meant to honor the contributions of American workers towards our country’s strength and prosperity. Labor Day is unique because it honors the accomplishments of the American people in the working class, while other national holidays commemorate victories or defeats in battle or remember the lives sacrificed. We pay respect to other hard-working Americans on Labor Day by flying the great symbol of our country.

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day originated in 1894 when there was a considerable amount of unrest after the Industrial Revolution in the United States. At the time, the average American had to work 12-hour days, often 7 days a week, and this was just enough to make ends meet. In some states, there were even children working in mills and factories to help support families that were struggling to survive. As discontentment grew, people began holding strikes and rallies to protest the inadequate working conditions and to persuade employers to renegotiate wages and work hours.

The protests lead to a climax when the American Railroad Union called for a boycott on all Pullman railway cars. This affected traffic across the nation. To stop the strike, the government sent out troops to Chicago, which, in turn, let loose a surge of riots resulting in the death of over a dozen workers.

Congress passed an act to make Labor Day a national holiday in hopes of repairing relations with working class Americans, which was later signed into law.

Honor Americans for Labor Day with American-Made Flags

Flags.com, along with the Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA), wants to ensure that the flags we proudly display are true symbols of patriotism by encouraging Americans to look for FMAA Certifications. United States law requires that every flag is labeled with its country of origin. Only those containing FMAA Certifications are guaranteed to adhere to the standards and continued compliance as monitored by a professional association and its domestic members. Look for an FMAA Certification to be sure it is truly an American made flag!

Are you ready for Labor Day? Don't be caught with your flag down! Order one of our American Flags today.

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Our Founders, Trish & Allan, have been experts in the flag and flagpole business since 1990. All the American flags sold by Flags.com are American-made and FMAA certified. We are helping to protect American-made U.S. flags with the guidance of the Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA.) For more information, you can visit the “About Us” section of our website.