Brazos Trails: 9-1-2011 Labor Day
Labor Day was Monday, but we are saluting all the working people of America today.
We have been impressed with the dedicated people rushing to finish enough of the memorial in New York city in time for the tenth anniversary of the attack on America.
It’s a massive job to commemorate the destruction of the World Trade Centers. Underneath is a rebuilt train station. On top of that are two one acre pools. Around the pools are the names of all the people who died or were never found after the two planes crashed in the buildings ten years ago.
This is the kind of people I think we are celebrating this year.
Discover channel has documented the elaborate construction of the first part of this massive rebuilding effort.
It’s the biggest construction job ever in Manhattan according to the discovery channel.
Watch for more on this elaborate construction job for the tenth anniversary dedication Saturday, Sept. 10.
We have many similar dedicated men and women who we are dedicating this column too. We hear a lot about the unemployed and the people in poverty. But today we salute all the hard working people who get up everyday and go to work. We have two that depend on the city buses to come to work. (With the price of gas I might try that or get out my Western Flyer bicycle).
We used to attend political rallies on Labor Day. Wonder what happened to those days? Guess internet and Facebook is replacing those days.
Waco has many high paying jobs at L3 and other places like Caterpillar. But we have thousands of dedicated people who wait on you at the hundreds of restaurants we have. Base pay for them is $2.13 an hour.
This column is dedicated to all the working people in McLennan County. Take the day off for a well deserved job well done.
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