Today we honor those who labor -- especially those who do the physically hard jobs.
At Centre College, we honor labor by laboring. Centre is its own world. We often begin the term on Labor Day. I think this is appropriate. One of the ways we can honor physical labor is by teaching the privileged (who will probably not be doing much of it) to treat their fellow workers with respect.
Those of you not laboring this day, enjoy your civil sabbath.