American Valor Day

By The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
September 8, 2021 Updated: September 8, 2021

On Monday, Sept. 6, we will celebrate Labor Day, a day that recognizes the American worker who performs everyday tasks that keep the blood pumping through the heart of this great democracy.

The American worker ignites the energy that powers this nation forward, from the postal worker who delivers your mail to the clerk at your local grocery store, from the police and fire personnel who protect life and property and assure you peace of mind and a good night’s sleep to the borough employee who cleans our streets and removes our waste. There are many more, but they are too numerous to mention. Without these services, our great nation would grind to a screeching halt.

Today, under the veil of the coronavirus, these American workers have faced the ultimate challenge to provide food, medicine, order, and the necessities of daily life with disregard for their own personal safety. I think it is more fitting to call it Labor Valor Day.

I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you. The next time you meet one of these fine people, just say thank you.

May GOD bless them all.


Walter Sosnosky

New Jersey