Obama makes Labor Day proclamation as America takes a break

President Barack Obama—Photo by Joseph Earnest

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Over the weekend, President Barack Obama made the
customary Labor Day Proclamation as he praised Americans for their hard work and
for making America the largest economy in the world.

Even though Labor Day is officially September 1, celebrations begin the prior
weekend, making it a three-day weekend for working Americans.

In his proclamation Obama said: “On Labor Day, we honor the legacy of our working
women and men who have played a defining role in the American story and all those who
carry forward our Nation’s proud tradition of hard work, responsibility, and sacrifice.
From assembly lines to classrooms, across highways and steel mills, American workers
strengthen the foundation of our country and demonstrate that our economy grows best
from the middle out…”