YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsLabor Day

Labor Day

By ROXANN MILLER | | May 23, 2013
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and the beginning of swimming pool season. For the first time since Labor Day, swimsuits will emerge from storage and the scent of suntan oil will float in the air. Area pools and beaches have been prepping for months for opening day. Waynesboro (Pa.) Assistant Borough Manager Jason Cohen said the borough's public pool is ready for a banner weekend. “We're pretty much geared up and ready to go,” he said. The pool, at the intersection of Brown and Garfield streets in Waynesboro, includes features such as a zero-depth entrance, two slides and bubblers.
By BOB PARASILITI | September 2, 2012
It seemed like only yesterday we lit that flame. And now, as August ends, it's going out. When the fire is going, the world seems like a whole different place. People like each other, celebrating life. There are competitions. Folks from all walks of life come together as one. And it usually ends with one big party with a lot of old music rocking. No, this isn't about the Summer Olympics. That happens once every four years. This is all about summer, period.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | September 2, 2012
Some might think of Labor Day as the official end of the summer, but for others it is a day to honor what working people have done for the country for more than a century. “It's a celebration of our work force,” said Will Seilhamer, president of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter, or ABC CVC. “All the men and women across the country, regardless of their affiliations, should be recognized for the hard work they put in that everybody kind of takes for granted.” ABC, according to its website at, is a national association with 74 chapters, including the one in Cumberland Valley, and more than 22,000 firms related to construction.
August 31, 2012
Washington County All Washington County government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Parks: County parks will be open and the swimming pool at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Park will be open from noon to 6 p.m. County Commuter: County Commuter Transit services will not operate Monday. Operation will resume Tuesday. Landfill: The Forty West Landfill and all transfer stations will be closed Monday, but will operate on a normal schedule Tuesday.
August 29, 2012
In observance of Labor Day, The Herald-Mail business office will be closed Monday. It will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m.  The Herald-Mail will publish on Labor Day.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | August 29, 2012
Labor Day might be an American holiday, but Hagerstown resident Jack Martin, who has traveled to every state in the country except for North Dakota, will be leaving the country for part of the holiday weekend with his wife. “We're going to Nova Scotia (in Canada) to see the Bay of Fundy,” he said. “We're going up to New Hampshire, check in there, and then we're going to drive from there up into Maine, and go across and drive the back side into Nova Scotia.” Martin, 72, will be one of about 659,000 Marylanders projected to travel at least 50 miles round trip away from home during Labor Day weekend, according to a news release from AAA online at . More than 571,00 of those traveling are expected to do so by automobile, which Martin, who travels frequently, said he does not mind doing.
By JEFF SEMLER | September 5, 2011
On Monday, we celebrated Labor Day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. The Labor Department goes on to say the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.
September 1, 2011
As summer is coming to a close, another Labor Day is approaching. As I watched a crew of workers laying macadam on a blistering hot summer day, it was impossible not to admire their endurance and iron will to finish the job. All over the world, there are laborers using a variety of skills that make our lives more pleasant. Many of us will not or cannot do the dirty, nasty or dangerous jobs that they do every day. But we can let them know that they are important and that we appreciate their labor.
The Herald-Mail Articles