Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day: A WikiHistory

The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. In the aftermath of the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the 1894 Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with Labor as a top political priority.

Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parades.

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102.5 Shore Things
Getting to know the Eastern Shore

#55. Cattails

I'm not a cat person, but there is something mysterious about cattails ... wait ... this can't be right. Oh! Cattails are the reeds with the funny tops near the pond! There's something serene about a little fishing hole with cattails - a piece of American splendor that abounds all over the Eastern Shore.

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Austin's Bridge

Austins Bridge broke onto the national music scene with their debut self-titled album in 2007 and the strength of the project resulted in the band winning the 2008 Dove award in the category of Bluegrass Song of the Year, “He’s In Control.” They also received two additional 2008 Dove nominations for New Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year.

The band's sophomore release "Times Like These" hit shelves this past May, and has already churned out a couple of sweet radio singles, including "Mercy," heard here on Joy! "Times Like These" features the strong harmonies of Austins Bridge that spotlight Christian lyrics with a deep Country/Bluegrass sound.

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