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Department of Florida

Chaplain

September 2019
September has some very historical days and moments we can thank God for! V-J Day – September 2, 1945 is ‘Victory over Japan’ Day, was first celebrated on August 14, 1945. The Commemoration of VJ Day is designated September 2 which is Labor Day. As we celebrate Labor Day, we must look at the history of the celebration of Labor Day, it is much like God delivering the Israelites from the bondage of slavery from Egypt. After America had proclaimed Independence and the workforce started there were a few select people that had much control over that and were billionaires back in the day. Americans were working 10 to 12-hour days 6 days a week and started to proclaim independence from those long hours and days of work. Workers started to demand better treatment, better pay and shorter hours. Many died in various revolts and demonstrations against the long hours and treatment and low pay. In 1914 Henry Ford more than doubled wages to $5 and in 1926 he cut workers from 9 hours to eight – new legislation was formed for a 40-hour work week and by the 1940s that had become the norm. There is much to read on this subject and we are very thankful for being delivered from that bondage.

September also has Citizenship Day, Patriot Day and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. We are working diligently to create a coalition of support for our veterans at risk. God is opening doors of support and there will be more to come soon! We are free and blessed and continue to support those that are hurt or in need!

Barry Roberts
Chaplain
chaplain@legionmail.org

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