NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. –
As we approach the Labor Day holiday weekend, I'd like to take the time to thank you all for what you do every day. In the United States, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school season for our children. The annual holiday was initiated as a celebration of the economic and social contributions of workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.
Labor Day in the United States dates back to Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885, Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country and became a federal holiday in 1894.
As you're sending children back to school, enjoying picnics with friends and family, Ms. Gonzales and I would like to extend our gratitude to the entire DLA Distribution Team for the outstanding work you do each day to keep our Warfighters well supplied. I am proud to be part of this great team that works tirelessly every day to support the many men and women, both military and civilian, deployed worldwide...there are none better!
Please relax and enjoy the upcoming holiday and keep safety in mind in everything you do. You're a valuable member of the Distribution team!
RDML, SC, US