Pop quiz! Which state was the first to pass legislation to recognize Labor Day?

The identity of the individual who first proposed Labor Day have been lost to history, but the reasons we celebrate this day remain. America has become a powerful, prosperous nation because of hard-working, productive American workers. As a result, our nation has celebrated the first Monday in September as a national holiday honoring the social and economic achievements of the “workingmen” since 1894. You can learn more about the evolution of this holiday, and get the answer to the question, at a website run by (who else?) the U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm