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Letter -Reflects on Labor Day

Dear Editor,

Reflect this Labor Day on the true significance of the holiday. On Labor Day we pay tribute the contribution of work to the benefit of society.

For those of us who are Christians, even Jesus himself was a working man, a carpenter. He called twelve working men to be his disciples.

Abraham Lincoln said, "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."

It is the most personal of the four factors of productivity which are labor, capital, natural resources and entrepreneurship. Labor at all economic levels is noble and dignified. For a worker it is both their reward and a personal accomplishment. Because it is such an integral part of each working person's very being, it should never be demeaned. The laborer deserves our honor and respect this day and every day.

Suzanne Van Mele, Hudson