Work makes us great

Published 2:29 pm Friday, September 4, 2020

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Labor Day is a national holiday — a day of rest, barbecue, family gatherings, travel and many other events. More importantly, Labor Day is a well-deserved tribute for men and women who work hard day after day to uphold the great traditions of our nation. No matter what kind of labor you perform, Labor Day is for you. It is a yearly national salute to you and to the contributions you make to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

Many workers will enjoy a pause from their job site on Sept. 7. Many more will be on-the-job, serving as law enforcement officers, firefighters, healthcare workers and in many other professions necessary to ensure that a free society can continue to function as it should.

As many deal with unemployment due to COVID-19 issues, this, too, is your day. It is a day to recognize your struggles as you seek to rejoin the work force and to express my appreciation for each and every one who waits for our economy to re-open.

Whether it is a backyard barbecue with family as a last great good-bye to summer, or work as usual, I salute you, each man and woman who fills a need in the workforce and without whom our United States would not be prosperous and serve as a beacon of freedom to the entire world.

May God richly bless each worker on this special national holiday.

Randy “Country” Seal is the sheriff of Washington Parish.