Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
As we pause to celebrate this Labor Day, take time to reflect on the social and economic achievements you have made in the past year. Congratulations!
We celebrate our accomplishments by thinking back not to the hard work of creating our recipes, writing and publishing our books, but of the satisfaction of the many clients, residents and patients we have helped through the years by enabling them to eat delicious and nutritious fortified food in small amounts when they were unable to otherwise stay nourished and enjoy great food.