Labor day is celebrated on the first Monday of every September since the Congress declared it on June 28, 1894. We have gathered a few selected quotes from various sources with an info-graphic on the impact of gas prices on your Labor Day traveling plans which can be found below.
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Labor Day Quotes
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
“I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.”
– John D. Rockefeller
“No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”
– Albert Einstein
“If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
– Francis of Assisi
Labor Day Infographic
According to a forecast from AAA Travel, 35.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this this Labor Day weekend, the highest travel volume for the national holiday since 2008 and a one percent increase over last year.
The real question we want to answer is this: are falling gas prices affecting Labor Day travel plans, or is there another factor at play?
Infographic Source: How Much