Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Labor Day Celebration on Woodstock Square Notes Deep Connection to Origins of the Holiday

The public is invited to a Labor Day Celebration on historic Woodstock Square. A panel of historians will be speaking on the link between Woodstock and the origin of the Labor Day holiday in the Square on Monday, September 7th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The program will feature Mark Burrows, Organizer for Railway Workers United, speaking on the history of Labor Day, the Pullman Railroad Strike, and the Old McHenry Courthouse and Jail

The Old McHenry County Courthouse over looking Woodstock Square.  Eugene V. Debs was held at the Jail just to the left of the Court House behind the Gazebo after the Pullman Strike.  Learn more at the Celebration.
Live music entertainment will be provided by local musicians, as well as speeches by members of the community on the labor movement past and present, including the proprietor of this blog.
The program is sponsored by local and regional supporters of Bernie Sanders for President.   
For more information about this event, please contact:

Robert Rosenberg, Volunteer
Woodstock IL for Bernie Sanders

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